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Belt and Road

Pakistan seeks Iran, Saudi help for Belt and Road projects

Beijing-friendly minister hired as Islamabad scrambles to revive momentum

Pakistan's moves to free itself from the current CPEC inertia come as China has turned chilly toward the series of big infrastructure projects. (Nikkeimontage/Reuters/Getty Images)   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI -- After months of uncertainty over the future of China's largest investment in Pakistan, part of China's Belt and Road initiative, Islamabad is trying to push the projects forward.

The projects are part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The Pakistani government has already replaced the minister in charge of the projects with someone more to China's liking. 

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