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BAHRIA TOWN ISLAMABAD

PLOTS FOR SALE

 10    3
P-ID: 12042

PKR 20,000,000

Bahria Town Islamabad Bahria Enclave Islamabad

Plot No 28  1 Kanal
 10    3
P-ID: 12041

PKR 8,000,000

Bahria Town Islamabad Bahria Enclave Islamabad

Plot No 8  8 Marla
 10    4
P-ID: 12040

PKR 9,600,000

Bahria Town Islamabad Bahria Enclave Islamabad

Plot No 13  8 Marla

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 108    20
P-ID: 11785

PKR 32,500,000

Bahria Town Rawalpindi Bahria Town Phase 8

 5 Bed  6 Bath  10 Marla
 103    7
P-ID: 11782

PKR 19,000,000

Bahria Town Rawalpindi Bahria Safari Valley

 5 Bed  6 Bath  7 Marla
 116    15
P-ID: 11781

PKR 18,000,000

Bahria Town Islamabad Bahria Enclave Islamabad

 3 Bed  4 Bath  5 Marla

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18Sep

DHA Valley Updates | DHA VALLEY ALLOTEES CONCERNS

  DHA valley Islamabad is a residential project initiated on 18 august 2008. It is the joint venture of DHA Islamabad, Bahria Town Islamabad, and Habib Rafiq (Pvt) restricted. The general public has to work with individuals by giving loaded with extravagant living style including a protected gated local area with all essential necessities for example Power Supply, water, gas. Moreover, schools, medical clinics, and a terrific Jamie mosque society have become obtain more worth. Besides, the heap of lovely parks and greens are the fascination of society. It turns out to be simple for all home searchers from profoundly rich to less fortunate.   GOOD NEWS FOR ALLOTTEES OF DHA VALLEY   DHA Valley is very important for allotees at this time because the price is very high And this is not the first time in the history of DHA that the price has gone up, sometimes down, sometimes up, and sometimes down. But at the moment the price is at that level, it is very rare for the price to go to that level   SHOULD WE BUY OR SELL DHA VALLEY FILES/PLOTS?   Sell your files and make a profit as this is your second chance at history. For the first time, when the installments of Dha Valley were to be completed in 9, people thought that now we would get possession. So because of that, the prices would go up a lot. This was the first time that the perks would have doubled to triple. But people did not sell at that time because they hoped that we would get the plot. However, DHA failed to deliver the plot, after which the plots were reversed and reduced to minus.   Repeatedly, the rate kept increasing and decreasing. Then, when Bahria started merging in DHA Valley, the rate was about Rs. 4 lakh profit. After that, the game of merging ended and the rate reversed again and came to minus. Now the rate has increased historically. I would advise people to sell their files and leave.     REASON FOR SUCH RISE IN DHA VALLEY PRICES   The main reason for this is that there is a Sur Charge Waive here. 2-3 files were open on a daily basis. Many files used to have Sur Charge charge. DHA charge was waived and the files were opened. For the last four months, DHA Valley Islamabad had stopped this Surcharge policy Now 2-3 files are available daily for opening, but when their charge is not waived, you should understand that it is on the table of General Sahib. Either DHA Islamabad would have flatly denied that the policy was over and the charge would not be waived. But DHA is receiving applications i.e people hope that if not today then tomorrow our charge will be waived. Now you understand that where there used to be 50 files per day, now there are 5 files per day. Now investors think that there is a shortage of files in the market, so they made cartons and collected the files. They had created the seen of balloting And the file rates have gone up a lot. Now they have achieved their goal. They bought the files at a negative rate and now they have brought them here and sold the files and left on their own.   Will DHA VALLEY NOW WAIVE THE SURCHARGE? Now the DHA Union Raka is in talks with the Lahore management, thanks to which the charge has been waived since last Monday.   WILL PRICES FALL AGAIN AFTER THE AMNESTY IS RESTORED? Yes! The prices will decrease day by day. There are thousands of files on the general sahib's table that are now available in the market on a daily basis due to which the prices will decrease “Today the rate is Rs 5-6 lakh in profit, so I will ask people to make a profit, If you want, you can buy files or plots again in the next few months when prices fall”   DHA VALLEY VS BAHRIA TOWN The record-high prices in Lahore that have been recorded in months may be fading and soon they will be reduced. So the safest investment for investors is here to invest in Bahria Town. If one wants to build a house or take a plot with the intention of investing, then Bahria Town will be the best choice for him in both cases. WHEN WILL THE DAH VALLEY BALLOTING TAKE PLACE? Nothing can be said yet regarding DHA Valley Balloting. On the occasion of every special day like 14 august & 6 September, it is spread by the people that now there will be balloting in DHA Lahore. But All that news is fake.

14Jul

All YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD

The Blue Area Islamabad, best known for the business center in the capital of Pakistan, soon became the home of many residential areas. The area is scatteredover Jinnah Avenue and covers key areas of the city, including the F6, F7, F8, G6, G7, and G8 sectors. Blue Area already has a direct foreign investment, indicating its value to overseas investors. The well-known Centaurus Mall is also situatedhere. These residences are more expensive compared to other projects, and future residences, too, will be more expensive because the space, by its construction, is made to be unique. AT A GLANCE: Closely linked to other sectors Islamabad’s Commercial Hub Situated on Jinnah Avenue Upcoming Deluxe Developments Business Spaces Plenty of Green Spaces NEIGHBOURHOOD PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEAR AND IN BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD Visiting people without personal transportation is much easier here, thanks to the number of public transportation options available in the Blue Area Islamabad. Expected residents and those already living here can use Parade Ground Station North on Jinnah Avenue F-6/4 Blue Area, Shaheed-e-Millat Station South on Jinnah Avenue in the G-6/2 Blue Area,at Centaurus Station South on Jinnah Avenue in the G-8/3 Blue Area and Parade Ground Metro Bus Station, located on Jinnah Avenue in Sector G-6/3 Blue Area, Islamabad.   In addition, 7th Avenue Station South-West on Jinnah Avenue in Category G-7/3,the subway station, lasts for about five minutes.Other stops near Polyclinic Stop on Shaheed-e-Millat Road on G-6/2, Khyber Plaza Stop on Luqman Hakeem Road G-7/2, Tank Stop on Jasmin Road G-7/3, and Puli Stop on Rehman Baba Road on G-7/3.   It takes about 6 to 7 minutes along the road and 20 to 25 minutes afoot to arrive at these public stops near the Blue Area, Islamabad. Locals can easily call bicycle services and car sharing with their Smartphones, or take local taxis from there.   THE MARKETS ARE NEAR THE BLUE ISLAMABAD   The mega store Al-Fatah, located in Centaurus Mall, F-8/4 Blue Area, Islamabad, stores almost all daily products, perishable items such as rice, sugar, and salt, to name a few, dry goods, and toiletries among other products. In addition, other food markets near the Blue Area, Islamabad include Islamabad Natural Honey on F-6/1 near Street 30, Shaheen Grocers, Safa Gold Mall at 7 College Road at F-7 Markaz, Qureshi Store in Block 13 / J, F -7 Markaz, Shahbagh General Store on College Road W F-7 Markaz, and Unique General Store F-7/1 near F-7/1 mosque.   BY Road you can reach there within 6 to 8 minutes, while people who like to walk can reach therewithin 15 to 25 minutes.   In addition, some new food markets in the 5-to-10-minute drive include Veg Xpress on 49 Marvi Road on F-7/4, Bismillah Fruit & Vegetable Shop on Street 53 for G-7/3, i -Abbasi Fruit and Vegetable Shop on G-7 Markaz, and Farm to Home on F-7/2. MOSQUES IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD There are several Muslims in Blue Area Islamabad who acted upon their religious activities there. Masjid: Masjid Syedna Siddiq-e Akbar in Block G of Category G-7/3 Jamia Masjid Rahmanaia in Block C, G-6/2 CHARCH: Masjid Syedna Siddiq-e-Akbar in Block G of Category G-7/3 Jamia Masjid Farooqia and Ghousia Mosque in F-6/1 Jamia Masjid Alkausar in F-7/4 Masjid Al Huda at F-7 Markaz Bait-uz-Zikr Mosque on Street 8 of Category F-7/3 Faisal Mosque on Shah Faisal Avenue in Section 8 Islamabad SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CLOSE TO THE BLUE ISLAMABAD Some famous educational institutions operate near the Blue Area are as follow: MONTESSORI SCHOOLS Kidz Garden on Street 32 ??on F-6/1 The Learners School & Day Care on F-7/4 Friends Preschool and Activity Center on Nazim-Ud-Din Road on -F-7/4 PRIMARY & SECONDARY SHOOLS Beaconhouse School System Islamabad Model School in G-7/3 offers education from first grade to fifth grade Froebel's International School Islamabad on Street 13 on F-7/2 Headstart School in Nazim-Ul -Din Road on F-7/4 For Technical Education Colleges & Universities: Punjab College of Science on Fazl-Ul-Haq Road in Category G-6/2 Indus Group of Colleges in Blue Area G-7/3 Federal Medical Dental College for Women in G-7/3 FG Margalla College for Women in -Street 62 near F-7/4 Federal Government College for women F-7/2 on College Road on F-7/2   BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD BANK The Blue Area, the city's commercial center, is home to several banks including Bank Islami, MCB HBL Allied Bank Askari Bank Bank Al Habib All these banks operate in Block F of G-7/3 Blue Area, and First Women Bank Ltd. (FWBL) - Blue Area Branch in the State Life Tower Building is located in Block L of F 7/4 and Summit Bank is located in Block C of G 6/2, Blue Area, Islamabad. Electrical SUPPORT IESCO supplies power to the Blue Area, Islamabad. Commercial centers, offices and supermarkets in the area are already using generators and UPS systems during power outages. Similarly, people who decide to purchase accommodations here can also install backup devices. CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN BLUE ISLAMABAD AREA Several clinics are in the Blue Area, Islamabad, some of which are Hearing Clinic in G 7/3 Blue Area, Advanced Ultrasound Clinic in Block G of G-7/3 Blue Area ICSI Clinic in Saudi Pak Tower in Block L Category F-7/4 Blue SPEAKING OF HOSPITALS Medicsi operates in Block LF 7/4 Kulsoom International Hospital operates in Block G of Category G7 / 3, Blue Area NEARBY HOSPITALS INCLUDE CDA Hospital on Street 31 in Category G-6/2, Ali Medical Center on Kohistan Road in F- 8 Markaz PNS Hafeez - Naval Hospital in E-8/1 The hospitals are two to six kilometers from the Blue Area, Islamabad, and take about five to 15 minutes to reach them by road. All hospitals are well-organized, equipped with the right medical equipment, working with trained staff and a panel of specialists in various departments of gastroenterology, pediatric care, maternal care, ENT, laboratory services, general surgery, and emergency services. MALLS IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD The famous residential and commercial skyscraper, Centaurus Mall is situated in F-8/4 Blue Area and features a huge variety of local and international brands, a food court, a kid’s area for toddlers to enjoy, and a movie theatre capable of playing 3D and 2D movies. Kamran Centre in Block F G-7/3 Blue Area, Black Horse Plaza in Block G of G-7/3 on Fazal-ul-Haq Road, and Mall of Islamabad in Block J of Sector F-7/1 also offer a wide range of products to choose from. Centaurus Mall is a famous shopping and residential complex situated in Blue Area, Islamabad Besides, some malls near Blue Area are Safa Gold Mall on College Road in F-7 Markaz and Time and Style mall situated in Sector F-6/1, Islamabad. All shopping malls based in and near Blue Area, Islamabad are multi-storey complexes, housing well-known retail chains, and food courts, and play areas for kids. It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the malls near Blue Area Islamabad by road. RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD A common way of enjoying quality time with friends is having them over for any meal of the day. Now, you can either cook for them or take them out. If you select the latter, a plethora of restaurants can be found in Blue Area, Islamabad to host a small party or get-together. From fine dining to pizza places – everything is available here. Restaurants offering different kinds of cuisines can be found in Blue Area Islamabad Some famous restaurants in Blue Area, Islamabad are: Omar Khayyam Iranian Restaurant in Madni Plaza, located in Block E, Blue Area, Islamabad Khokha Khola in Beverly Centre in F-6/1 Blue Area, Islamabad Raja Restaurant on Fazal-ul-Haq Road in Block G of Sector G-7/3 Blue Area, Islamabad Savour Foods, Fortune Plaza, situated in Block H of Sector G-7/2 Blue Area, Islamabad Moreover, some well-known bakeries are operational in Blue Area, Islamabad and they are Tehzeeb Bakers in Block F, Sector G-7/3 Blue Area, Islamabad, Fresco Sweets in Block G, Sector G-7/3, Blue Area, Loafology Bakery & Cafe in Block I, Sector G-7/2, Blue Area, and Burning Brownie in Beverly Centre in F-6/1, Blue Area, Islamabad. Blue Area Islamabad is home to several known bakeries and sweet shops. As for nearby bakeries, some of them are Toast'd Cafe and Bakery on F Street in F-7 Markaz, Gourmet Bakers & Sweets and Afghan Bakery on College Road in F-7 Markaz. You can reach these bakeries by road from Blue Area, Islamabad in less than 10 minutes. SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD Fitness conscious people can quickly go to various gyms located in Blue Area, Islamabad. Popular gyms in the area include Studio 8 and The Gym in Beverly Centre in F-6/1, Blue Area, 313 Fitness in Block G, G-7/3, Blue Area, and Fitness Lounge – Blue Area inside United Plaza located in Block I of Sector G-7/2 Blue Area. Moreover, some outdoor sports and adventure sports complexes can also be found in a few miles. These include KTE Ice Skating Rink on 7 College Road, F-7 Markaz; Sukh Chayn F-8 Multi-Purpose Sports Ground on Street Number 30 of F-8/1, Multipurpose playground on Street 13 in Sector G-8/1, Iswa Football Academy in Islamabad Sports Complex, and Hockey Ground in G-6/4. The mentioned sports arenas are located at a distance of around 5 to 15 minutes by car. PARKS NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD The well-constructed roads running across Blue Area, Islamabad are covered with trees on both sides. Moreover, several fantastic parks are also located nearby, adding more value to the contemporary area. A few well-known parks near Blue Area, Islamabad are Park F6/1 and Kids Park in F-6/1, Swiss Avenue F-7/4 Park on Street 61 in F-7/4, Jubilee Park on College Road in F-7, Argentina Park on Street 4 in Sector G-6/2, Hill View Park in F-8/4, and Meelad Park on Street 42 in Sector G-7/2. You can reach Swiss Avenue Park easily by foot in almost 10 minutes, while the remaining parks are found at a drive of 5 to 10 minutes. SALONS AND SPAS IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD Several known salons owned by famous makeup artists are present in and near Blue Area, Islamabad. Future residents can go to Tariq Amin Salon in F-6/1 Blue Area, Allenora Annie Signature Salon Islamabad in Union Gold Mall located in Sector F-7 Markaz, Daniella's Salon & Spa in Bangish Plaza, F-7 Markaz; Bia's Salon in F-7 Markaz near Federal Government College for Women, and Shaheena's Beauty Salon near Qasoori Market Tramri Chowk in F-7/4 for a wide range of beauty and personal care services. It takes just about 5 to 8 minutes to reach the salons and spas near Blue Area, Islamabad by road. CINEMAS IN AND NEAR BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD Prospective residents can easily go to The Centaurus Cinepax operating in Centaurs Mall. The mall, as we all know, is based in Blue Area. Also, Islamabad Club Cinema on Main Murree Road inside Islamabad Club is at a drive of approximately 16 minutes from Blue Area. People fond of watching movies on the big screen can watch 3D and 2D movies in these movie theatres. SOCIAL EVENTS Several events take place in The Centaurus Mall on Eid, Christmas, Independence Day, Defence Day, Women’s Day, Iqbal Day, and during Ramadan. Moreover, meet and greet with celebrities, and premier shows of the latest movies also take place in the mall’s cinema. Also, Centaurus Mall holds art and crafts exhibitions, above the line marketing activities of various brands, and public sessions with sports stars. NEARBY AREAS The beauty of Blue Area, Islamabad is that it includes some of the most sophisticated sectors and areas of Islamabad. Sectors adjoining Blue Area include F-6, F-7, F-8, F-10, G-6, G-7, and G-8. The magnificent Faisal Mosque is also in proximity to Islamabad’s Blue Area. Furthermore, recreational areas, including Lake View Park, Saidpur, and Rawal Lake are also nearby. THINGS TO CONSIDER Blue Area, Islamabad includes everything starting from commercial spaces to luxurious amenities. However, the only thing where the area lags is the non-availability of plots on sale and houses on rent and sales. A good number of flats are up for sale and rent in this area. Nevertheless, this problem will be addressed after some modern houses and plots are offered for buying and rental purposes in Blue Area for interested parties. LOCATION IMPORTANCE OF BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY Placed at a drive of nearly 4 minutes from Sector F-7,Islamabad It takes almost 5 minutes to reach Sector F-6, Islamabad by road It takes just about 6 minutes to reach G-6, Islamabad by road A total of 8 minutes is needed to get to Saidpur by road from Blue Area, Islamabad G-7, Islamabad is placed at a road trip of almost 9 minutes from Blue Area, Islamabad Faisal Mosque, situated in E-8, Islamabad is at a drive of nearly 9 minutes It takes around 10 minutes to reach G-8, Islamabad by road F-8, Islamabad is at a drive of about 11 minutes from Blue Area, Islamabad It takes around 14 minutes to reach F-10, Islamabad by road It takes about 15 minutes to get to Lake View Park by road A drive of approximately 16 minutes is needed to reach Rawal Lake  

09Jul

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN PAKISTAN - BY SECOND PHASE OF CPEC

Pakistan’s pace of development during the last three years has seen some unprecedented highs. This is primarily attributable to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, which through its USD 65 billion investment is generating economic activity through all sectors of the economy. As economic activity increases, it translates into employment generation. When we talk of employment under CPEC, the first thing to consider is how it is being generated, and in which sectors. For this reason, in this blog we have adopted a sector-wise approach to understand patterns associated with employment generation under CPEC. EMPLOYMENT GENERATION UNDER CPEC: SECOND PHASE CPEC is fast reaching completion in Pakistan The first phase of CPEC was from 2015 to 2020, when infrastructural and energy projects were constructed. The start of year 2021 for CPEC has been highlighted as a milestone for ensuring people-to-people connectivity, which essentially means that a series of business investments are coming into different sectors of Pakistan’s economy. This will create opportunities for business-to-business collaboration; and allow Pakistani locals to expand their operations, while at the same time creating opportunities. The most prominent example of this is the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), which are dedicated areas for setting up of industries and manufacturing units. There are four main SEZs under which work has already begun, however, more are proposed to be constructed and operationalized soon. Rashakai SEZ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Allama Iqbal Industrial Complex in Faisalabad Dhabeji SEZ in Thatta, Sindh Botsan in Pishin, Balochistan The main idea behind the SEZs is to set up industries specific to the area they are based in. This gives competitive advantage to the SEZs, and also ensures a steady supply of skilled laborers. In this way, the SEZs aim to harness the existing potential of the areas they are based in. Moreover, in order to facilitate businessmen, all enterprises under the SEZs have been exempted from taxes for 10 years. However, work on colonization of the SEZs is still underway, and much of the skilled labor is being utilized in various sectors as CPEC projects assume fast pace. HOW EMPLOYMENT IS BEING GENERATED UNDER CPEC Gwadar poised to become an economic hub Employment statistics have increased in CPEC areas where development projects are being pursued at a fast pace. Already, over 75,000 locals have been given jobs under various CPEC projects, while experts predict that by the year 2030, 2.3 million jobs for locals will be created. Chairman CPEC Authority, Lt Gen (retd.) Asim Saleem Bajwa has also highlighted that through CPEC, Pakistani has been able to boost production under the agricultural and industrial sectors, as well as create job opportunities in the energy sector. Let’s dig deeper into these statistics to understand which have been the most beneficial under CPEC. EMPLOYMENT GENERATION: SECTOR-WISE APPROACH The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being labelled as CPEC For All because of how it’s going to provide job opportunities for everyone; the skilled and unskilled labor. For this reason, we look at the various sectors where jobs are being created. INFRASTRUCTURE Infrastructure is rapidly being developed under CPEC A 2018 study, titled “Employment Generation and Labour Composition in CPEC and Related Road Infrastructure Projects,” by Dr. Shahid Rashid, Muhammad Muzammil Zia and Shujaa Waqar, notes the following statistics on CPEC’s infrastructural jobs. Under CPEC, infrastructure, being one of the two sectors where investment first came in, has developed rapidly. In the first phase, six early harvest projects were introduced. These are: KKH Phase II (Thakot-Havelian Section) Peshawar Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur and Lahore-Multan Section) Upgradation of D.I Khan (yarik-Hakla) Phase I to V Faisalabad-Multan Motorway (M4) Package II and III E-35 Expressway As of 2018, for KKH, 7,800 jobs were created, with a 76% percent share of Pakistani professionals. In the Multan-Sukkur section of Peshawar-Karachi Motorway 15,174 people were employed. Meanwhile, in the Lahore-Multan section, 17,246 jobs were created. In the former project, Pakistani employees account for 91.5% of the total number while, in the latter project, more than 96% of the jobs belonged to Pakistanis. The upgradation of D.I Khan is divided into five phases, all of which employed a total number of 6,700 people, all Pakistanis. The Faisalabad-Multan Motorway comprises two packages, which employed 3,640 total laborers; only 97 of which were Chinese. During the construction and operationalization of E-35 Expressway, 1,020 people were employed with 98% participation from Pakistanis. Another key project in this regard is the Orange Line Metro, Pakistan’s first electric train system, which, as it operates, will continue to contribute towards the socio-economic well being of the area. ENERGY Significant progress has been made in the energy sector of Pakistan as a part of CPEC Under CPEC, 22 energy projects have been finalized. Of these 22, nine have been completed and are operational. The first project to be completed is the Sahiwal Coal Power Plant. Moreover, in 2021 it has been announced that Pakistan has attracted about 50% of total BRI’s renewable energy investments.  For this reason, projects such as Karot Hydropower project and Jhimpir Wind Farm have been introduced in the country. Overall, Pakistan and China have 24 cooperation projects with a scale of 12,282 MW of energy. Overall, there are 10 prioritized (or early harvest) energy projects, while 4 have been newly added which are primarily renewable energy projects including Kohala Hydel Project, Cacho Wind Power Project, Western Energy Ltd Wind Power Project, and Azad Pattan Hydel Project. These are in line with PM Imran Khan’s vision of having a share of 60% of renewable energy by 2030.  Overall, this mix of energy projects has ensured that there are plenty of job opportunities for locals. For the 16 ongoing energy projects more than 73,000 people have been employed so far. Of this number, the share for locals stands at 63%.  These projects have added over 6GW of electricity to the national grid, making load shedding a relic of the past in Pakistan.  Potential job opportunities, in terms of skilled labor, include openings for the following positions: Civil engineers Electrical engineers General managers  Installation specialists Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers Foreman AGRICULTURE Pakistan’s agriculture is boosting under CPEC There are talks of Pakistan-China cooperation in the agricultural sector as well, since this sector has been included in CPEC projects. As Chinese have expressed interest in Pakistan’s high-quality dairy and meat products, the proposed plans include developing cold storage and food processing facilities, which will enhance productivity in livestock and fisheries sectors as well. Moreover, the Deputy Consul General of Pakistan in Chengdu has also expressed Chinese interest in setting up slaughterhouses in Pakistan. These slaughterhouses will enable meat processing to be done in line with international standards.  For crops, China has promised provision of high-quality machinery as well as seeds and herbicides to boost production of Pakistan’s major cash crops, such as wheat, rice etc. In addition to this, Chinese farming experts are also working to introduce maize-soybean intercropping techniques as soybean is a staple for most Chinese households. Similarly, sea rice along coastal regions, edible floral landscaping, and planting of fruits and vegetables will also take place. Already, Pakistani mangoes and cherries have made their way into China, and as tastes are acquired, there is a greater demand for even more locally-produced fruits and vegetables.  Recently, a pilot project for chili farming was recently completed, and is based on 100 acres of land. According to CPEC Authority Chairman, Asim Saleem Bajwa said that during the next phase 3,000 acres of land will be cultivated with chillies.  All of these initiatives are part of the China-Pakistan Agricultural Cooperation Pilot Zone which is to be up during five years. Under this program, a China-Pakistan food industrial park will also be established in 5 to 10 years, to promote the condiment industry of both countries.  While farmers will benefit from these plans, it’s also going to open up opportunities for agricultural scientists, who play a vital role in increasing productivity and sustainability of crops and animals. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY The incumbent government is working to introduce a number of IT initiatives in Pakistan. While many have been launched, various are underway such as the Smart Village Initiative. In addition to these, the Digital Silk Route (DSR) will soon transform how trade is done between Pakistan, China and the entire Europe. The DSR is aimed at  facilitating telecommunications networks, artificial intelligence capabilities, cloud computing, e-commerce and mobile payment systems, surveillance technology, smart cities, and other high-tech areas, for all member countries. As Pakistan makes significant headway towards IT acquisition, it is with China’s cooperation that Pakistan’s IT landscape will significantly improve. Already during the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce and e-banking has experienced a boom. With Chinese investment and unique skills, more job opportunities and investment avenues will open up. TOURISM In recent years, Pakistan’s tourism has expanded leaps and bounds. For this reason, the incumbent government is working toward upscaling its religious tourism which carries immense significance for Hindu communities, Sikhs, and Buddhists as a large number of historical religious sites are located here. To uncover religious synchronism with China, extensive plans are underway for reviving the ancient Gandhara Trail. This will be of paramount importance for not just the Chinese, but Buddhists located in any part of the world.  This is a Buddhist monastery at Takht-i-Bhai Apart from religious tourism, there are numerous opportunities for expanding the tourism industry of Pakistani under the country’s collaborative efforts with China. This comes primarily from rebuilding and connectivity efforts in Pakistan’s remote areas, such as Balochistan. Already Gwadar is seeing an influx of tourists as development projects in Balochistan are underway. Rapid infrastructural development is paving the way for tourists to access Sindh and Balochistan’s pristine beaches. Of these, Gadani Beach remains one of the most popular spots. Already tourism in Pakistan employs a great number of people and with newer initiatives like these, this number is bound to grow.  

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