Archive | March, 2013

Pak-Iran pipeline project inaugurated

Posted on 11 March 2013

CHAHBAHAR,Iran: President Asif Ali Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the Pak-Iran pipeline project here on Monday.   A consortium will start work on $7.5 billion gas pipeline from Pakistan to Iran despite American warnings of possible sanctions, officials said.   The ceremony marked the start of work by an Iranian-Pakistani consortium on […]

Strategic dynamics of Gwadar and IP

Posted on 11 March 2013

By: Imran Malik The geopolitical landscape of the AfPak Region (APR) and South Central Asian Region (SCAR) is about to undergo a massive transformation. As the US/Nato/Isaf combine prepares to egress, new regional alignments are emerging with serious geopolitical, economic and strategic connotations. This change is manifested by two dynamic events with global implications. Firstly, Pakistan […]

Gwadar – a port full of possibilities

Posted on 11 March 2013

 By: Imran Malik As the US/Nato/Isaf combine prepares to egress the AfPak Region (APR), we find Pakistan and China manoeuvring decisively into strategically advantageous positions in the region. Their strategic interests are converging on a grand scale at Gwadar – the centre of gravity and future strategic and economic hub of the South-Central Asian Region (SCAR)-Greater […]

Iran to set up $4bn oil refinery in Gwadar

Posted on 11 March 2013

ISLAMABAD: In a major move to boost bilateral cooperation, Iran has agreed to set up a $4 billion oil refinery in Gwadar with an estimated capacity of about 400,000 barrels per day. Prime Minister’s Adviser on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain told Dawn on Wednesday that an understanding to this effect had been […]

Iran To Establish Oil Refinery In Gwadar

Posted on 11 March 2013

Iran plans to set up the largest refinery in Pakistan, a US$4 billion facility at Gwadar in the country’s southwestern Balochistan province. Below is an article published by Asia News Online:   Islamabad and Tehran are set to sign a deal for the refinery, which will have a 400,000 barrels per day capacity, on March 11 […]

China given contract to operate Gwadar port

Posted on 11 March 2013

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday formally awarded a multi-billion dollars contract for construction and operation of Gwadar Port to China with the hope that the port’s development would open up new vistas of progress in Pakistan, particularly Balochistan. Under the contract, the port which will remain the property of Pakistan will be operated by the […]

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