KABUL, Dec. 11:- China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agreed to enhance cooperation during the two-day third round of China- Afghanistan- Pakistan trilateral dialogue which concluded in Kabul on Tuesday, CCTV reported.
Chaired by Ambassador Sultan Ahmad Bahin, director general of 3rd Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Ambassador Luo Zhaohui, director general of Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and Muhammad Iftikhar Anjum, director general of Afghanistan Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, the three sides agreed to cooperate and to maintain the security in Afghanistan and in the region. Continue reading
Islamabad, Dec 8: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said that Pakistan China Economic Corridor will boost Sino-Pakistan ties bringing the people of the two countries more close.
He further said bilateral relations between Pakistan and China will further strengthen with the building of the economic corridor.
Sun Weidong made these remarks while speaking at a cultural show organized by Chinese Overseas Exchange Association and Chinese Embassy in Islamabad on Thursday.
The cultural troupe from the Xinjiang region mesmerized the audience with its performance.
source Nihao Sallam
Posted in Gilgit Baltistan, International, National
Tagged Bilateralism, China, China–Pakistan relations, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, Chinese Overseas Exchange Association, Islamabad, List of diplomatic missions of China, Pakistan, Pakistan China, sun widong, Xinjiang, xinjiang region
BEIJING, DEC 5 : Pakistan Embassy will provide all-out help, encouragement and facilitation to the Chinese investors intending to make investments in diverse areas of Pakistan’s economy, Ambassador Masood Khalid has said.
The Ambassador was talking to senior chief executive officers of different Chinese entities already working in Pakistan as well as the potential investors from energy, infrastructure, and communications sectors, in Pakistan. It may be mentioned here that during Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif’s visit to China in July, both sides had signed eight cooperative agreements and MoUs to further enhance economic cooperation. Ambassador Khalid held separate meetings with Chinese firms at the 2-day, 5th China Overseas Investment Fair which began here Tuesday. Continue reading
Sost Gojal, December 03 (Sost Today): Gurg Ali 70 of Sost, Gojal passed away in Gilgit. He was suffering from Spinal cord infarction since last few months and was hospitalized in Gilgit, where he took his last breath this evening.
His funeral has dispatched to his native village Sost, where tomorrow morning his funeral will be laid to rest.
Gurg Ali left behind a window, three sons and four daughters.
Condolence: Sost Today on behalf of the readers and team of Sost Today express heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of Gurg Ali. May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and bless his family the strength to tolerate this loss. [Ameen]
By: Waheed Murad
Afiyatabad/Sost Gojal, December 03 (Sost Today): NATCO bus (Q 18627) carrying 6 passengers stopped by the Chinese security officers at Khunjerav while entering China. Only Two influence passengers were allowed to go for Kashgar. The Remaining 4 passengers were send back to Sost.
Remember the border has been closed for all types of traffic from November 30.
According to immigration official that border was closed for trade and is open for visitors till December 2.
Whereas the Chinese security official said that the two passengers had special permission from Home Department.
Sost Gojal, November 30(Sost Today): The Pakistan – China will be closed for all types of traffic from November 30 to March 30, 2014. The route will remain close due to heavy snow fall at Khunjerav Pass during the winters.
Usually the Pak-China border closes on December 31 and reopens on May 01. This year the border has closed one months earlier.
The last cap of consignments reach Sost today. Whereas the Pak-China Sost Dry Port will remain open till December 4, 2013.
According to a source that the volume of trade between Pakistan and China was comeratively higer than the past three years. Which was low after the blockage of KKH at Attabad, Hunza.
Chinese container standing at Pak China Sost Dry Port, waiting for custom clearance. Image: Farman Ali Tajik
By Farman Ali Tajik & Ayub Waziri
Hussain Ali President Custom Clearing Agency GB
Sost Gojal, November 29 (Sost Today): The election for the president ship of Customs Clearing Agency Gilgit-Baltistan CCAGB here today at the conference hall of Pak China Sost Dry Port, Sost.
A standing committee was setup to conduct this election. Two contestants Zulfiqar Ali of Falcon Trading CO. and Hussain Ali of Salar International Clearing Agency contest the election. Zulfiqar Ali withdraw form the contest and Hussain Ali was elected as the president of Customs Clearing Agency Gilgit-Baltistan without contest.
Johar Ali Raki, President Chamber of commerce Gilgit-Baltistan took oath of the newly elected presiden of CCAGB. He will serve Customs Clearing Agency Gilgit-Baltistan for two years.
Currently eighteen custom clearing agencies are working in Sost.
Raki congratulate the elected president of CCAGB and assured him support from Chamber of Commerce GB for the batterment of trade.
Hussain Ali will form a new team within two days.
Sost, Gojal (Sost Today): As the temperature dropped down across the Gojal and Hunza vally, the price of coal rose. According or correspondent the price of coal at Sost bazaar rose to 1500PKR per bag, which is 25 % higher than last year’s price. Coal is being used as domestic fuel for heating in winter.
Our correspondent said the many factors affect the price of coal here at Sost Bazar. The increase in value of Yen (Chinese currency), additional custom duty on coal and increase in transportation fare from Kashkhar to Sost.
For a few disconcerting moments, the gridlock that ensnared our minivan on the highway linking China to Pakistan sent my mind reeling to the countless hours I’d wasted on Beijing’s perpetually congested, smog-choked ring roads.
But then I stepped out of the vehicle and saw that we were facing an entirely different nemesis.
A few dozen yards ahead, a rivulet of glacial melt from the Kunlun Mountains looming above us had suddenly changed direction, turning the Karakoram Highway into a watery scree course. A line of cargo trucks, taxis and buses snaked toward the horizon.
Posted in Travelogue
Tagged Attabad, Beijing, Butra, China, Gilgit, Gojal, gulmit, Hunza, Karakoram, Karakoram Highway, Kunlun Mountains, Pakistan, Passu, Ring road, Sost, Twitter
By :Farhat Ullah Baig
Sost, Gojal: Giligit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GBCCI), Gilgit-Baltistan Importer and Exporter Association (GBIEA) and Custom Clearance Agency Associations strike come to an end today here at Pak China Sost Dry Port. They were on strike from last three days.
According to Importers and Exporters, Pakistan Customs as agreed to reduce the taxes rate of up to 30 Percent on the Imported Items/Goods. The Pakistan Customs authorities have urged that the importers to maintain the same Tax Rate till the end of closure of Sino-Pak Boarder.