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Briefs, February 1, 2013

Pakistan has approved a deal transferring from Singapore to China the management of the strategically located deep-sea Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea.

Friday, 1 February, 2013, 3:29am

'Prophet of doom' warns to prepare

Tensions between China and the United States could escalate as the mainland becomes the world's largest economy and the US struggles to adapt to the new order, according to the man known as the 'prophet of doom', Dr Marc Faber.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Rising violence puts port dream at risk

As the formal inauguration of Gwadar port draws closer, speculation is mounting that the multimillion-dollar project may not be a success in the face of growing violence in the country's southwestern province of Baluchistan.

23 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

The rumbling next door

The bomb attack that killed three Chinese engineers and injured nine others in Pakistan this week is a reminder that China's emergence as a mainstream global power and its support for the campaign against international terrorism makes it vulnerable to reprisals.

7 May 2004 - 12:00am

Fact file

Official name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Father of the Nation: Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Head of Government: Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister.

Capital: Islamabad. Area: 796,095 square kilometres. (Punjab: 205,344; Sindh: 140,914; North-West Frontier Province: 74,521; Balochistan: 347,190; Federally Administered Tribal Areas: 27,220).

15 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Breaking new ground at 30,000 feet

PAKISTAN International Airways' (PIA) Maliha Sami entered her name into the aviation history books last month when she became the first Pakistani woman pilot to operate a scheduled wide-body Airbus A-300 flight on the Karachi-Quetta-Islamabad run.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am