September 11: The Washington Post report by Gerry Shih states that it’s the mega-project at the heart of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s foreign-policy showpiece. It’s the jobs-creating lifeline that would help keep Pakistan’s economy from sliding into the abyss. It’s the $62 billion symbol of China and Pakistan’s commitment to a long-standing alliance that’s been described by past leaders as “higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the oceans, sweeter than honey.”
The Washington Post: Pakistan has second thoughts on Chinese investment. It probably won’t be the last country to get cold feet
Menafn: Afghanistan- Pakistan Not Restricting Taliban and Haqqani Network — US
September 22 – Menafn states that the US State Department says in a report that the Pakistani government vowed support to the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban but did not restrict the group and Haqqani network from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens and threatening US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. The department said Afghanistan continued to experience aggressive and coordinated attacks by the Taliban, including the affiliated Haqqani network and other insurgent and terrorist groups.