China overtakes US as top direct foreign investor in Pakistan

China is overtaking the US as the largest direct foreign investor in Pakistan, with the South Asian nation increasingly favouring its neighbour’s “One Belt, One Road” trade route that is funnelling in billions of dollars and revamping decrepit infrastructure.

With relations frayed between the United States and Pakistan, China has been strengthening its ties to the nation of about 200 million people after it pledged two years ago to loan and finance about US$55 billion (S$77 billion) in a so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

US direct investment in Pakistan stood at US$505 million – from July 2013 to January this year, compared with US$1.82 billion that came from neighbouring China, according to central bank data.

12 Important Pros and Cons of Cloud Seeding and Artificial Rainfall

People around the world, especially farmers, see rain as an essential water source. Without it, some regions have to deal with droughts that cause crops to die and have other harmful effects. Thanks to a revolutionary technology, called cloud seeding, such a problem is remedied. However, being fairly early on in its development stages, the… read more »


Karimabad is the capital of Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. Baltit is the old name of Karimabad. It is named after Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual head of Shia Ismaili Nizari community. People still refer to Karimabad as Baltit. The Guardian ranked it as one of the five “Best Tourist Sites” in Pakistan…. read more »

Rush Lake

Rush Lake Location Nagar Valley Gilgit-Baltistan Coordinates 36.1745°N 74.8825°E Type Glacial Primary outflows Miar Glacier Basin countries Pakistan Surface elevation 4,694 m (15,400 ft) Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan near Rush Pari Peak, 5,098 m (16,726 ft). At 4,694 meters, Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It… read more »

Ratti Gali Lake

Ratti Gali Lake Location Neelam Valley, Azad Jammu & Kashmir Coordinates 34.8302°N 74.0613°E Type Alpine/Glacial lake Basin countries Pakistan Residence time July-September Surface elevation 12,130 feet (3,700 m) Settlements Dowarian, Neelam Kashmir The Ratti Gali Lake is an alpine glacial lake which is located in Neelum Valley, Pakistan Administered Kashmir at an altitude of 12,130 feet (3,700 m)…. read more »