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‘Intra-regional trade, connectivity crucial for economic uplift’

ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that intra-regional trade and connectivity was crucial for sustainable economic development of Asia and the Pacific region. The minister also extended unequivocal support to One Belt, One Road – a giant initiative undertaken by China for economic progress and prosperity. …

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Cement despatches grow 6.2pc

KARACHI: Cement despatches increased 6.2 per cent year-on-year to the record level of 33.88 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2016-17, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) reported on Friday.Domestic consumption was 29.871m tonnes while exports remained 4.01m tonnes in the 10 months. A year ago, domestic …

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CPEC won’t create environmental problems for Pakistan: China envoy

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassa­dor Sun Weidong on Wednesday underscored the importance of Pakistan’s role in promoting China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative as he sought to dispel ‘myths’ about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. “China and Pakistan can play a major role in promoting the Belt and Road initiative as all-weather …

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