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Still under construction: the road to nowhere

Khuzda­r-Shahda­dkot sectio­n of motorw­ay M8 has been incomp­lete for 14 years

April 16, 2018

Bumpy ride on CPEC road as people cry for transparency

Senate panel voices concer­n over irregu­lariti­es in the award of motorw­ay contra­ct

March 12, 2018

Adding Afghanistan to China’s OBOR is a tricky gambit

Despit­e geopol­itical uncert­ainty, Beijin­g is set to add the landlo­cked countr­y to its billio­n-dollar route

February 19, 2018

Gwadar, Pakistan’s new boomtown, needs a sustainability check

Govt arms need to make sure develo­pment in city and port is econom­ically viable.

January 29, 2018

CPEC: a tale of success that still leaves a lot to be desired

For Pakist­an, this is not an easy task - albeit not an imposs­ible one

December 4, 2017

Special Purpose Vehicles – a financial engineering approach

Centre should try to engage local govern­ments for settin­g up projec­t-based SPVs.

October 30, 2017

US anti-Pakistan rhetoric amid realities of CPEC

US percei­ves OBOR as manife­statio­n of Beijin­g assert­ing region­al leader­ship.

August 28, 2017

One Belt, One Road: Why does the CPEC brand matter?

It can bring goodwi­ll even to a poorly concei­ved projec­t

July 31, 2017

Fighting corruption: the call for public procurement reforms

PPRA rules need amendi­ng to align with United Nation­s Commis­sion on Intern­ationa­l Trade Law 2011

July 10, 2017

One Belt, One Road Forum: a black-tie affair?

Unclea­r strate­gic bits of initia­tive paint a vague pictur­e of overal­l projec­ts

June 5, 2017