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China–Pakistan Economic Corridor : News & Discussions

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Agent_47, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. stephen cohen

    stephen cohen Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Hello Sir ; Did you Write this Article

    Anyway here is a Nice Article Questioning CPEC

    Senior economist raises several questions regarding CPEC

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/1292975...mist-raises-several-questions-regarding-cpec/
     
  2. stephen cohen

    stephen cohen Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Mercury 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Satire: Diary of CPEC

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    Dahlings…


    I am the belle of the ball.

    The minister of planning just announced that Finland offered four of its women in marriage and three baby brown bears to Pakistan in order to join me. Ahsan Iqbal, though, was unimpressed by the offer and asked for a dozen elk skins to be added to the bid if it was to be considered seriously. That’s good, for I will not go cheap.

    India just has not been able to take my popularity. Once it was the coolest kid in school. Now, even its besties like Russia are drawn to me. India did her best to tell everyone I had the militant cooties and disinvited me from parties she hosted. But when the zeitgeist blows in your direction, you create your own rave.

    With the overwhelming response to me so far, the government is considering allowing Bahria Town to auction further allotments to new members. You know you have made it in Pakistan when they treat you with the seriousness of a housing society. Modi claims some of the plots, but he has misplaced the file.

    Nawaz Sharif’s plans of making a houbara bustard the foreign minister have been put on hold since I am improving Pakistan’s image abroad. He will, however, go ahead and give the bird the highest civilian medal of honour for the sacrifices it has made for this nation.

    Pakistan is slowly facing a diplomatic crisis – though not the kind India hoped for – as it can no longer accommodate the sheer number of contenders to join this game changer, namely moi. With Iran and Russia already trying to force their way in, at the very least this threatens the existence of my catchy abbreviation. PRICEC just doesn’t convey the enormity of the project that CPEC does. M Bilal Hafeez confirmed that Denmark also wants to open a khokha of naswaar and cigarettes at the entrance of CPEC, such is the desperation.

    Not since Agha Waqar’s water-kit has the international community displayed such envy. Spies have been dispatched to get details on my specifics but they have returned home empty-handed since most Pakistanis don’t know the details because of the federal government’s secrecy. A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson clarified that there would be a Western and an Eastern Route, but no canals would be connecting them, saying, “We have nothing to do with any canals, and we would like to clarify that under this project, offshore companies are coming to Pakistan.”

    Military sources confirm that the project will bring peace to Balochistan, or at least to pieces of Balochistan, or definitely to the soon to be announced DHA in Balochistan. I just hope it will be too late before the Baloch nationalists realise that their share is only the migrating Chinese. How I look forward to the fusion cuisine — the Gong Bao Sajji will be divine.

    I am just soooo tired of people asking me how they will pay for me. Dahlings, I am a millennial. We don’t plan ahead, we just live in the moment. And what a moment this is. Negotiating with the Chinese can be tough; they didn’t like it when I said, “If it has to be one belt and one road, make it a Gucci and an autobahn.”

    2016 was my fabulous year and 2017 is going to be a brilliant year, but I am just not looking forward to the inevitable request for DNA testing as Nawaz, Zardari and Raheel have all claimed parentage. I must take pains to point out, I belong to the nation.

    Yours smoothly,

    CPEC

    SOURCE: http://herald.dawn.com/news/1153645/satire-diary-of-cpec
     
  4. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    From Radio Pakistan's official website yesterday about confirmation of deployment of forces for CPEC.
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    Can't understand what's been cooking!
     
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    Four desalination plants lying idle in Gwadar amid water shortage

    Despite a serious water shortage crisis in Gwadar and adjacent areas, the government has not made four desalination plants functional which have been lying abandoned for seven years.

    A desalination plant installed in the private sector is working successfully and is selling 100,000 gallons of drinking water to the public health engineering department daily for the supply of water to the people of Gwadar.

    Sources said that in view of a serious water shortage crisis in Gwadar, Pasni and Jewani in 2008, the provincial government had decided to install four desalination plants in Gwadar district for making sea water drinkable. The installation of plants was planned for solving the water shortage problem of the district on a permanent basis.

    The task for the installation of the four desalination plants was assigned to the Balochistan Development Authority (BDA) which had begun work on the project shortly. The construction cost of one plant being installed in Gwadar’s industrial area was Rs1 billion. It had a capacity of two million gallons of water per day. The other three plants having capacity of 200,000 gallons of water were installed in Pasni, Jewani and Singhar Housing Scheme with a cost of Rs200 million for each.

    The sources said the BDA awarded contracts for the plants and work had begun on all of them. Machinery for the plants had been purchased and shifted to the proposed places for installation. However, work on none of the plants could be completed on time.

    The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had launched an inquiry into the delay in the installation of machinery in the plants, but to no avail.

    Despite written assurances by the contractors to complete work on time, no plant has so far been made functional.

    After Gwadar and adjacent areas were hit by a severe water shortage crisis in 2014, authorities had tried to complete the desalination plant installed in the Gwadar’s industrial area on an emergency basis. Generators were provided and transmission lines were laid. But, the plant could not achieve its full capacity. It is now producing 300,000 to 400,000 gallons of water per day.

    An official of the Gwadar administration told Dawn that the plant could not be made fully functional due to non-availability of engineers.

    The three other plants in Pasni, Jewani and Singhar Housing Scheme are still not functional.

    Officials of the Public Health Engineering Department told Dawn that water crisis was worsening in the Gwadar district. Gwadar town, Pasni, Jewani, Pishkan and many other villages need 8.3 million gallons of water daily while they are being supplied 2.5 million gallons of water from the Mirani dam, which is located in Kech district.
     
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    Pakistan's Next 25 Generations will not be able to return China' CPEC debt
     
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    They won't live that long they know. Their days are numbered. They have ditched their master US to sleep with Lizard. Now add to that India Under Modi Govt, the combination is deadly for them.:azn:
     
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  9. VCheng

    VCheng RIDER GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    This is an important chart, and may explain how China may look to Pakistan for cheap labor, as it moves up its own dwindling supply of workers for higher tech products and services:

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  10. mirage

    mirage 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    cheng you said what ? kindly sayit again about the biggest pipe dream project of china which will be a disaster for her in future . both economic and strategic . we can debate here how and why .
     
  11. VCheng

    VCheng RIDER GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    CPEC will not be as a much a disaster as a damp firework. It will surely not light up the skies as is being claimed, but merely shower a few sparks on all those close by it on the ground, and a few third-degree burns. :D
     
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    mirage 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    are you working for xinhua news agency ? little bit development in xinjiang wont help it now , i said earlier , they are now looking forward to test the waters inside china . and we must wait and watch, who has the last laugh . i guess your mind if full of fantasies which are understandable today .
     
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  13. VCheng

    VCheng RIDER GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    Xinhua News Agency? Bas issi kee kamee reh gaye thee. :D

    @Hellfire @PARIKRAMA @Levina
     
  14. Levina

    Levina Colonel on stilettos SENIOR MEMBER

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    What's the debate?
     
  15. Grevion

    Grevion Professional Think Troll IDF NewBie

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    It's probably your username..:mrgreen:
     
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