Pak-China Economic Corridor

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Feb 172015

Everyone knows about the Silk Route as it connected Europe through Central Asia with South Asia and China for thousands of years. Before the Navel ships were invented this was the only gateway to Indian Sub Continent. Qissa Khani Bazaar in Peshawar was the bazaar of story tellers because several caravans of traders would land there on daily basis to bring goods and tell their stories. Regional and international trade was the most important source of socio-economic prosperity in this area. The region witnessed decline when trade shifted to oceans after naval ships were invented and used on a large scale. But the Silk Rout was finally and completely blocked when Central Asia came under Iron Curtain after the socialist revolution in Russia in October 1917. With the dismemberment of the erstwhile Soviet Union in 1990s and the emergence of China as the new economic super power in the last few decades chances for the revival of traditional Silk Rout have brightened. States in the region are entering formal agreements to create mechanisms for promoting economic cooperation. The ever growing Chinese economy requires a connection with the energy resources of Central Asia and Middle East apart from facilitating the exports of commodities produced in China. The land locked Central Asian States also need access to sea ports of Indian Ocean. Continue reading »

Joint Communique of the APC on PCEC

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Feb 172015

ANPAPCJoint Communique of the All Parties Conference on Pak-China Economic Corridor

17th Feb, 2015

We the participants of all parties’ conference in Islamabad on 17th Feb, 2015 welcome the growing economic cooperation between Pakistan and our great neighbor and friend China. We in particular welcome the proposed Pak-China Economic Corridor that is expected to write a new chapter in socio-economic development of the region. We fully support the efficient and on time implementation of the mega project that can prove to be a game changer in regional cooperation in a region where traditionally regional cooperation has lagged behind other parts of the world. We welcome the visit of the Honorable President of China to Pakistan

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Elections Manifesto 2013

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Mar 242013

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The purpose of this Manifesto is to inform the public about the aims and objectives of the Awami National Party (ANP) so that voters in the forthcoming General Elections will know clearly what the Party stands for. The manifesto does not purport to be a detailed programme of action. It seeks only to describe the spirit that motivates the Party and the overall principles that will govern its policies, should it be called upon to serve the people of Pakistan, either singly or in partnership with others.

The Manifesto is divided into the following parts:-

The Preamble

I     Internal Affairs        

1.         Peace and Security

2.         Political, Legal and Administrative
3.         Social, Economic & Fiscal Reforms

4.         Provincial Autonomy

  •  i.          Education
  • ii.         Health
  • iii.        Population Planning and Well-Being
  • iv.        Labour Rights and Development
  • v          Youth Development & Employment
  • vi         Agriculture
  • vii.       Environment
  • viii.      Industry & technical advancement
  • ix.        Art and Culture
  • x          Sports &Tourism
  • xi         Information and Technology

II. Human Rights

  • 1.         Women’s Rights and Empowerment
  • 2.         Children’s Rights
  • 3.         Minorities Rights and Empowerment
  • 4.         Old age and people with disabilities

III. Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

IV.            External Affairs Continue reading »