Category | Central Asia

Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port by Hasan Yaser Malik

Posted on 21 May 2014

The pragmatic facets like geography and history have always imprinted the demographical mosaic and development of a civilisation. The civilisations have always developed along the waters. The waters have been used as trade route since long and the modern trade has further enhanced the need of trade through waters. Pakistan being a gateway to the […]

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 […]

Uzbek envoy seeks transport facilities through Pak ports

Posted on 01 September 2009

By Sajjad Malik ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan is considering Uzbekistan’s request for provision of transport facilities at the Gwadar Port and Port Qasim, Uzbek Ambassador Aybek Arif Usmanov said on Tuesday. In a statement issued on the eve of Uzbekistan’s 18th independence day, the ambassador said Uzbekistan had earlier asked Pakistan to provide transport […]

Editorial: Quiet summit on the side

Posted on 01 August 2009

Without arousing much attention in Pakistan, an important four-power summit has concluded in Dushanbe in Tajikistan after discussing “an increase of foreign investment in the sphere of hydropower projects, construction of transmission lines and development of transport infrastructure”. The four presidents who signed the summit joint statement were Mr Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, Mr […]

Road network expansion to promote trade activities

Posted on 25 July 2009

ISLAMABAD—Minister State for Communications, Chaudhry Imtiaz Safdar Warraich said Saturday the government was expanding network of roads to promote trade activities in the country besides with central Asian States. He said the road network of Pakistan was playing an important role in boosting trade activities in the country and central Asian States, like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan […]

Pakistan Tajikistan ink joint protocol agreements

Posted on 22 July 2009

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan on Tuesday signed several agreements to increase bilateral trade including establishment of Joint Business Forum between the business communities of both countries. The signing of joint protocol ceremony was held here at a local hotel after the conclusion of two-day 3rd session of Pak-Tajik Joint Economic Commission (JEC). The JEC brainstormed […]

Tajik Ambassador seeks business access through Pakistani ports

Posted on 07 July 2009

ISLAMABAD, Jul 2 (APP): Tajikistan is in a dire need of access to the world through Pakistani ports like Gwadar and Pakistan is also looking to import Tajik power to its northern areas, as it has the huge hydropower potentials and cheapest electricity in the world.This was stated by the Ambassador of Tajikistan, Zubaydov Zubaydullo […]

Gwadar Port To Be Linked With Central Asian States

Posted on 18 May 2009

ISLAMABAD: The Federal minister for Communication, Arbab Alamgir Khan has said government is working on a comprehensive plan to link Gawadar Port with International Highways particularly with Afghanistan, China, Tajikistan and other States of Central Asia. He was talking with Ambassador of Tajikistan H.E Mr. Zubaydullo Zubaydov, who met him in his office here Monday […]

Afghanistan offered use of Gwadar, Port Qasim

Posted on 17 May 2009

In return Pakistan seeks access to CARs under new transit trade accord ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered Afghanistan to use Gwadar and Bin Qasim ports for trading activities under the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA) while in return it wants access to Central Asian Republics (CARs), official sources confided to The News on Saturday. The current […]

Pakistan offers to import Turkmenistan gas through Gwadar

Posted on 01 May 2009

ISLAMABAD (SANA): Pakistan has planned to use Gwadar port for importing natural gas from Turkmenistan. Special Secretary of Ministry of Oil and Gas G.A. Sabiri while briefing about the visit of advisor petroleum and gas doctor Asim Hussain to Turkmenistan, said that 14 thousand cubic feet reservoirs of gas were verified in Turkmenistan. This can […]

Tajikistan to be offered transit trade

Posted on 28 April 2009

ISLAMABAD ( 2009-04-28 04:48:32 ) :Pakistan is to offer Tajikistan transit trade to and from Pakistan using its ports, warehousing facilities and other communication networks, sources in Commerce Ministry told Business Recorder. Tajikistan’s Ambassador in Pakistan was scheduled to meet Commerce Minister Amin Fahim, last week but the meeting did not materialise due to the […]

Pakistan, Uzbekistan sign cooperation protocol

Posted on 19 April 2009

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Saturday signed a protocol to cooperate in water, power, agriculture, leather, textile, tourism and pharmaceutical sectors and to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. The agreement was signed in Tashkent after the conclusion of the 4th session of Pak-Uzbek Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC). Chairman of the JMC from Pakistan […]

Trans-shipment for CARs offered at Gwadar Port

Posted on 07 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered separate terminals at Gwadar port to capture the transit trade of the Central Asian Republics (CARs) and other regional countries, said Nabeel Gabol, Minister for Ports & Shipping on Wednesday. The minister in a statement issued here stated that Pakistan is ready to provide a separate terminal to Kyrghiz republic and […]

Kyrgyzstan seeks separate terminal at Gwadar Port

Posted on 04 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Republic of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan H.E Nurlar Aitmurzaev on Wednesday demanded the government to provide a separate terminal at Gwadar Port. The Ambassador expressed these views during a meeting with State Minister for Ports & Shipping Nabeel Gabol. He said that Kyrgyzstan is keenly interested in availing the facility of Gwadar port, […]

Uzbekistan wants access to Pakistans Karachi and Gwadar port

Posted on 04 December 2008

Uzbek Ambassador Oybek Arif Umanov has said Uzbekistan will consider entering into a tri-partite agreement with Pakistan and Afghanistan in order to gain access to Pakistani ports at Karachi and Gwadar. In a special interview ahead of the 17th anniversary of Uzbekistan Independence on September 1, Umanov said Pakistan and Uzbekistan had great potential to […]

Pak – Kyrgyz Friendship Group to be created in Senate soon

Posted on 04 December 2008

ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Acting Chairman Senate, Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali on Monday said that a Pak‑Kirghiz Friendship Group will be created in the Senate soon. He said this while talking to the Ambassador of Kirghiz Republic to Pakistan Bakhytbek Shabarbayev, who called on him at the Parliament House today. The Acting Chairman said Pakistan […]

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