Preliminay work on Pak China train begins

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    BEIJING: Chinese officials have been asked to carry out research to identify a location for railway connectivity between Pakistan and China, a press report said, adding that people were enthusiastic on plans to build a train link to connect Kashgar in Xinjiang with Gwadar.

    “We’ve already been asked to carry out research into the location of a station in Kashgar for the China-Pakistan railway, but a detailed plan and timetable have yet to be drafted,” Wang Yongzhi, the deputy commissioner of Kashgar prefecture, was quoted as saying by an English-language newspaper.

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced in June that Pakistan would like to build new road and rail links to Kashgar and establish a Sino-Pakistan economic corridor.

    If an overland link were to be established, Gwadar Port would become the starting point for deliveries of oil and natural gas to Xinjiang, China Daily reported.

    Mr Wang said that China’s long experience of carrying out construction work on plateaus could prove invaluable if the decision is made to build a railway across the Pamir Plateau.

    Yuan Jianmin, director of Xinjiang Logistic Association, said most freight from Pakistan was transported to China via sea route, a journey of more than a month, whereas a railway link would allow goods to be transported from Pakistan to cities around China in 10 days.—APP

    Preliminary work on Pak-China train link begins - DAWN.COM
     
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    Both the countries are very serious about this project

    Nawaz even wants to Gwadar independent like hong kong

    imagine a train passing through north KPK(starting from abbottabad) and than GB upto khunjerab into china.this is the most beautiful region in pakistan.

    Farigh time main to buss khunjerab ata jata rahunga :D
     
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    ISLAMABAD - The government is considering giving Gwadar a status similar to Hong Kong in terms of special business incentives. This vision aims to turn tides on the region's economic horizon.

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his recent visit to China, expressed his intention to develop Gwadar port on the model of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is China's special administrative region that enjoys specific trade regulations. Gwadar, having a natural hammerhead-shaped geography protruding from the country's coastline into Arabian Sea, is no longer just a fishing harbour. It is now deemed as an important deep seaport with vast potential of becoming the hub of business activities for the entire region.

    Pakistan needs to promote free trade and low taxation in Gwadar on similar lines to Hong Kong, which is regarded as one of the world's leading international financial centres in addition to being an extremely tax friendly economy. Necessary legislation would allow Gwadar to set its own financial targets such as economic freedom and competitiveness similar to Hong Kong.
    Gwadar is expected to be declared a special economic zone for a certain period to facilitate rapid commercial and economic development.

    The specific incentive-regime is likely to be free of Value Added Tax (VAT), capital gains tax and withholding tax, with general tax-holidays and generous incentives for business ownership and employment of foreigners. The establishment of the special economic zone, free trade zone, and export processing zone in the port city would attract foreign investment which would in turn create innumerable job opportunities for locals and consequently raise their standards of living.
    The main purpose of this project is to accelerate economic development and investment, both foreign and local. This will in turn increase the port traffic and resultantly spur industrial development.

    For the port's construction and operations Gwadar was officially handed over to the state-owned China Overseas Port Holding Company Limited in February.
    According to the contract signed between the two countries, a fully fledged commercial port will be constructed with an initial Chinese investment of $750 million.
    In a recent meeting with the company’s President Sun Ziyun, Sharif stressed to not delay the infrastructural development of Gwadar. He assured the Pakistani government's full cooperation with the Chinese companies engaged in the port's development. Sun Ziyun told Sharif that the financial assistance for this project would be sought from the China Development Bank.
    China will also assist Pakistan in the construction of an airport of international standards at Gwadar.
    One of the accords inked during Sharif's visit to China, which was also witnessed by Premier Le Keqiang, envisages the establishment of an economic corridor between Gwadar and Kashgar. Kashgar is the historic Silk Road city in western Xinjiang region of China. It is connected to Gilgit-Baltistan through the 15,397 feet (altitude) Khunjerab Pass. The ambitious Pakistan-China economic corridor plan will cost approximately $18 billion.

    Sharif is of the view that the Gwadar would help bring Balochistan's coastal areas into the socio-economic mainstream. This would serve as a catalyst for fast track development of the province. It would contribute towards rapid employment generation in the province. Gwadar will benefit both Pakistan and China. 60 percent of China's oil comes from the Gulf via ships travelling over 16,000 kilometres in two to three months to its commercial port, Shanghai. Gwadar will reduce this distance to a mere 2,500 kilometres.Gwadar is termed as "the future of Pakistan". Due to its location on the channel of Central Asia, Middle East and Asia, it can flourish as the World’s business centre. The Chinese assistance in the development of this port is essential in positively impacting Pakistan’s economy.

    Gwadar: the future trade hub of the world? | Pakistan Today | Latest news | Breaking news | Pakistan News | World news | Business | Sport and Multimedia

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    that''s the only thing you pakistanis:p:p:p can do
     
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    do you mean the same abbottabad where the pak authorities we unable for SIX years to know who was in there ?

    your main issue is not building the rail system which i wouldnt be surprised china could do ( with labour input from pak ) in perhaps record time

    the main issue is what do the TALEBS ( and Belouchi people - whose land it is - and whom you are short-changing ) - what they will think

    will they be as enthusiastic ? will the pak-punj elite be able to pay them off ?

    there are other aspects but i wont loud-mouth them off here - ive just mentioned the obvious

    sounds like a financial "bottomless" to me - but anyway no offence, - go ahead as you please
     
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    There are not even roads to Gwadar, forget railway
     
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    if i am not wrong Musharaf had made motorway upto gwadar from sindh.

    the road upto gwadar is considered the best in pakistan.
    ever heard about makran coastal highway?
     
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    Did you even read what I quoted above? The Pakistani source says that it is not cost-effective.

    Besides the whole point of developing Gwadar is to lessen the strain on Karachi.
     
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    Main reason for Gwadar is that Pakistan don't have money and they are selling land to china to pay for its dues for military junk they buy from china.
     
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    actually it passes through disputed kashmir area of india
     
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    gwadar is something to be under China only.Pakistan will continue its trade only through karachi

    So far tajikistan and china are the only expected user of Gwadar...

    as i said earlier 68% of the motorway from sindh to gwadar is completed.i can even post the pics...the work was stopped by PPP govt in the past.but the work has begun now within the last year of PPP govt.
     
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    the purpose of gwadar passing through GB is to piss off the indians.that china and Pakistan has made the occupied land a strategic route to china and central asia

    Samajh gye
     
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    Let people here who blindy support conki answer your question,anyway you accept you have illegally occupied kashmir
     
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    Pakistan, China sign USD 18 billion deal on Arabian Sea link

    By PTI | 5 Jul, 2013, 07.44PM IST

    BEIJING: China and Pakistan today signed eight agreements, including a whopping USD 18 billion deal to build a 200 km-long strategic tunnel through the rugged ***, as the two all-weather allies sought to boost economic ties and supply critical oil to the energy-hungry Communist giant.

    The agreements were signed after visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang here at the Great Hall of the People.

    China has strategic interest in the Pak-China Economic Corridor, Li said on the 200 km-long tunnel which will connect Pakistan's Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea and Kashghar in Xinjiang in northwest China.

    China took control of the strategic Gwadar port this year, which gave it access to the Arabian Sea and Strait of Hormuz through which a third of the world's oil is transported.

    According to experts, the corridor will speed up development in Xinjiang, which has seen frequent unrest, and also open up a new route for China's energy imports from West Asia. The corridor will pass through Pakistan occupied Kashmir (***), which borders Xinjiang and provides the only feasible transport link between China and Pakistan.

    The USD 18 billion deal was inked by Pakistan's Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal and Chairman National Development and Reforms Commission of China, Xu Shao Shi.

    Earlier welcoming Sharif, who chose to visit China for his first foreign tour after returning to power in May, Li said, "I greatly appreciate your great warmth and deep affection for the people of China."

    Sharif said his welcome "reminds me of the saying, our friendship is higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the deepest sea in the world, and sweeter than honey".

    While discussing bilateral and regional issues, the two leaders agreed to promote the policies aimed at advancing the cause of peace, co-operation and harmony creating a win-win situation in the region, Pakistan's state-run news agency APP reported.

    China reaffirmed that its relationship with Pakistan was always a matter of highest priority in its foreign policy, and it would continue to strengthen this strategic partnership.

    It vowed to continue extending its full support to Pakistan in the latter's efforts to uphold its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, while respecting the development path chosen by the people according to its national priority, and support Pakistan in maintaining social stability and economic development.

    Pakistan reiterated that friendship with China was the cornerstone of its foreign policy, enjoying a national consensus and appreciated the support and assistance of the Chinese government and people for Pakistan's sovereignty and socio-economic development.

    "Pakistan will continue to adhere to its one-China policy, oppose Taiwan and Tibet's independence and support China's efforts in combating the "Three Evils" of extremism, terrorism and separatism. We regard ETIM as our common threat and stand united in combating this menace," Sharif said.

    Ahead of Sharif's visit, China's restive Xinjiang province bordering *** was rocked by violence, claiming 35 lives.

    The violence in the Muslim-majority province brought to the fore Beijing's concerns that the Uygur militants of the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) are being trained in terror camps in Pakistan. An agreement for cooperation between Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) was also signed.

    A USD 44 million project was also agreed between the two countries to erect a fibre optic cable from the China-Pakistan border to Rawalpindi, which aims at providing Pakistan more connectivity to international networks. Trade between China and Pakistan exceeded USD 12 billion for the first time last year, while it is targeted to rise to USD 15 billion in the next two to three years.

    Yesterday, Sharif held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and sought China's assistance to tackle a severe energy crisis and economic woes. Xi said the all-weather strategic cooperation were treasures to both countries and the foundation for the future development of the bilateral relations.

    China and Pakistan are "good neighbours, friends, partners as well as brothers," Xi said.

    Pakistan, China sign USD 18 billion deal on Arabian Sea link - The Economic Times
     
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    Pakistan, China sign USD 18 billion deal on Arabian Sea link

    By PTI | 5 Jul, 2013, 07.44PM IST

    BEIJING: China and Pakistan today signed eight agreements, including a whopping USD 18 billion deal to build a 200 km-long strategic tunnel through the rugged ***, as the two all-weather allies sought to boost economic ties and supply critical oil to the energy-hungry Communist giant.

    The agreements were signed after visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang here at the Great Hall of the People.

    China has strategic interest in the Pak-China Economic Corridor, Li said on the 200 km-long tunnel which will connect Pakistan's Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea and Kashghar in Xinjiang in northwest China.

    China took control of the strategic Gwadar port this year, which gave it access to the Arabian Sea and Strait of Hormuz through which a third of the world's oil is transported.

    According to experts, the corridor will speed up development in Xinjiang, which has seen frequent unrest, and also open up a new route for China's energy imports from West Asia. The corridor will pass through Pakistan occupied Kashmir (***), which borders Xinjiang and provides the only feasible transport link between China and Pakistan.

    The USD 18 billion deal was inked by Pakistan's Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal and Chairman National Development and Reforms Commission of China, Xu Shao Shi.

    Earlier welcoming Sharif, who chose to visit China for his first foreign tour after returning to power in May, Li said, "I greatly appreciate your great warmth and deep affection for the people of China."

    Sharif said his welcome "reminds me of the saying, our friendship is higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the deepest sea in the world, and sweeter than honey".

    While discussing bilateral and regional issues, the two leaders agreed to promote the policies aimed at advancing the cause of peace, co-operation and harmony creating a win-win situation in the region, Pakistan's state-run news agency APP reported.

    China reaffirmed that its relationship with Pakistan was always a matter of highest priority in its foreign policy, and it would continue to strengthen this strategic partnership.

    It vowed to continue extending its full support to Pakistan in the latter's efforts to uphold its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, while respecting the development path chosen by the people according to its national priority, and support Pakistan in maintaining social stability and economic development.

    Pakistan reiterated that friendship with China was the cornerstone of its foreign policy, enjoying a national consensus and appreciated the support and assistance of the Chinese government and people for Pakistan's sovereignty and socio-economic development.

    "Pakistan will continue to adhere to its one-China policy, oppose Taiwan and Tibet's independence and support China's efforts in combating the "Three Evils" of extremism, terrorism and separatism. We regard ETIM as our common threat and stand united in combating this menace," Sharif said.

    Ahead of Sharif's visit, China's restive Xinjiang province bordering *** was rocked by violence, claiming 35 lives.

    The violence in the Muslim-majority province brought to the fore Beijing's concerns that the Uygur militants of the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) are being trained in terror camps in Pakistan. An agreement for cooperation between Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) was also signed.

    A USD 44 million project was also agreed between the two countries to erect a fibre optic cable from the China-Pakistan border to Rawalpindi, which aims at providing Pakistan more connectivity to international networks. Trade between China and Pakistan exceeded USD 12 billion for the first time last year, while it is targeted to rise to USD 15 billion in the next two to three years.

    Yesterday, Sharif held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and sought China's assistance to tackle a severe energy crisis and economic woes. Xi said the all-weather strategic cooperation were treasures to both countries and the foundation for the future development of the bilateral relations.

    China and Pakistan are "good neighbours, friends, partners as well as brothers," Xi said.

    Pakistan, China sign USD 18 billion deal on Arabian Sea link - The Economic Times
     
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    The problem is that every time there is problem in Xinjiang, Beijing closes the highway through Karakorm for days and sometimes weeks. So, the fate of the railway line will be the same if at all it gets completed. Gilgit Baltian is turning into the latest hotbed of terrorism as ISI moves assets there to target Indian Kashmir. Tourist killings, shooting dead of two sisters and their mother over an innocuous video etc are more than random incidents. Happy hunting PT.
     
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    Oil city to be developed at Gwadar

    KARACHI, July 6: Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Micheal said on Saturday that Sri Lanka is ready to give sea cargo to Pakistani flagships, and an oil city would be developed at Gwadar where refineries would be set up to meet China’s energy needs through oil pipeline coming from Iran.

    Oil city to be developed at Gwadar - DAWN.COM
     
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    true picture coming up now.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Akhir faida kisko hoga?

    Pakistan will get development in gwadar.the pakistani youth will get jobs,and alot of revenue

    what else we need than?
     

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