Is China’s US$62 billion investment plan fuelling resentment in Pakistan?

Kamran Stu

MPA (400+ posts)
My main concern is about confusion created many politician & media about China Investment/Loan? i think it's a loan which is payable on high interest rates and we people of pak will pay back all of it via bills hikes or any other form of payments.

Is China’s US$62 billion investment plan fuelling resentment in Pakistan?

Sarah Zheng

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China’s massive investment in Pakistan could fuel greater conflict in the South Asian nation if it continues on its current path, a non-profit organisation warned, just weeks ahead of what are shaping up to be the most controversial elections in the nation’s democratic history.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a collection of US$62 billion worth of infrastructure projects under construction across the country – may raise political tensions and animosity if Islamabad and Beijing cannot mitigate existing concerns, according to a report by the Belgium-based International Crisis Group.

“Pakistan’s economy clearly needs reform to better serve its people, and many officials say CPEC will help in this regard,” it said. “But as currently rolled out, the corridor risks aggravating political tension, widening social divides, and generating new sources of conflict in Pakistan.”

Pakistan pins hopes of tourism revival and prestige on glistening new international airport .As the linchpin of Beijing’s development drive in the region, under its signature “Belt and Road Initiative”, the corridor has faced a flurry of accusations about a lack of transparency, disproportionate benefits for Chinese firms and wealthier areas of Pakistan, and raised concerns about China’s geopolitical intentions.

Once completed, the network of transport, energy, industrial and agricultural projects will stretch 2,700km (1,680 mile) from the port of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea to Kashgar prefecture in China’s westernmost region, Xinjiang.
“While it is too early to assess if CPEC can deliver the economic gains Islamabad promises, the project risks inflaming long-standing tensions between the centre and smaller federal units, and within provinces over inequitable economic development and resource distribution,” the report said.


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While China and Pakistan have a friendly relationship, dominated by their security ties, the report detailed how deepening economic cooperation through the CPEC has engendered domestic discontent, with the main concern being that the huge energy and transport projects deliver few benefits for locals.


People living near the Gwadar deep-sea port project, for instance, are annoyed at the “overbearing” security presence to protect Chinese investments, while there is the belief that related projects, such as the Mirani dam to the north, benefit the port but not the local community, the report said.The danger in the deep near China’s multibillion-dollar port in Pakistan
Of even greater concern is the fact that scores of Pakistani workers have been killed by militants for being involved with the CPEC, including 10 labourers who were building a road in Gwadar, which although not directly financed by the corridor programme is part of the broader China-funded transport connectivity network.


Another major bone of contention and source of anti-Chinese sentiment has been the displacement of communities to make way for infrastructure projects, without clear details or resettlement plans, the report said. Although the CPEC launched in April 2015, details of the long-term plan were not released until December last year, by which time many projects were already under way.

Just who will the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor really benefit?

Beyond the domestic complications, the CPEC has also upset Pakistan’s neighbour, India, which sees China as a strategic competitor and is wary of Beijing’s rising influence in the region.New Delhi has refused to sign on to the belt and road programme, partly because of the fact the CPEC passes through Kashmir, a disputed territory claimed by both India and Pakistan.

As Pakistan gears up for its parliamentary elections later this month, with the military appearing to play an outsize political role, it is critical that the new government be more transparent about the roll-out of the CPEC, while ensuring local communities are appropriately consulted, compensated and employed in major developments, the report said.
“Unless there is a serious rethink in policy circles, CPEC could … trigger or worsen [the] conflict,” it said.China lends US$1 billion to Pakistan as speculation over IMF bailout grows


Meanwhile, the researchers urged Chinese firms to work closely with Pakistani stakeholders at the local, regional and national level to ensure everyone benefits from the development projects.“For all the risks and challenges, CPEC offers an opportunity to upgrade Pakistan’s ageing and dysfunctional infrastructure, and revive a flagging economy,” the report said.

“But to deliver on these promises, both Islamabad and Beijing need to implement it with considerably more sensitivity and consultation than they have displayed thus far.”

South China Morning Post
 
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Anuuge67

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
RABBI STU..

NGOs are CIA FRONTS for terrorism in Pakistan.

Now THE situation in Syria by the American/ UK/ ISRAHELL genocide in the Middle East.
Syrian army will regain control of Syrian territory, particularly the city of Daraa where all countries involved in “regime change” (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the US, the UK, Qatar) initiated their flow of weapons and finance for the south. They have managed to achieve only the destruction of the Levant ($300 billions are needed to rebuild Syria), the death of around 400,000 persons, and millions of displaced persons and refugees.


Do you see any DEAD white crusaders? 62 billion is peanuts..
China is a friend of Pakistani Nation.


America is the ENEMY of Pakistan and humanity.

the spawn of Satan Israhell will be nuked.
 

ASQR1

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
From the above post it appears clearly that Pakistani establishment failed to negotiate better regulations and rules of construction. so don't blame china, i remember years a go china was offering this investment and Pakistani leadership kept on ignoring it till on this forum i kept on saying that it is good for pakistan to accept chinese offers but make sure to negotiate smartly which they they did not and result is this.

Like many other negotiations and presentations and personal interaction with Obama was a absolute failure. hopefully next new Govt. will not make those blunders and will prepare any contracts, deals and personal negotiations smartly and do so they will hire properly qualified engineers, writers and speech trainers to implement the rules put down on paper.

Most impottant is the interaction with other leaders, a n expert speech trainer should be hire to teach PM and other interaxction staf to learn what to say and what not to say and how to say. including control of fear.

What was done bad recently was firing back at the world leaders who talked bad about Pakistan, the best policy in my opinion was to IGNORE him and continue to do what is right for Pakistan.
 

ASQR1

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
RABBI STU..

NGOs are CIA FRONTS for terrorism in Pakistan.

Now THE situation in Syria by the American/ UK/ ISRAHELL genocide in the Middle East.
Syrian army will regain control of Syrian territory, particularly the city of Daraa where all countries involved in “regime change” (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the US, the UK, Qatar) initiated their flow of weapons and finance for the south. They have managed to achieve only the destruction of the Levant ($300 billions are needed to rebuild Syria), the death of around 400,000 persons, and millions of displaced persons and refugees.


Do you see any DEAD white crusaders? 62 billion is peanuts..
China is a friend of Pakistani Nation.


America is the ENEMY of Pakistan and humanity.

the spawn of Satan Israhell will be nuked.


When the Arab spring happened and it reached Syria, Bashar should have as a leaders known what will happened in the future as he will have to kill million of his own people and make 3 million refugees, so he should have allowed a Democratic elections and in that he should have allowed all parties to take part including himself. But alas he choose to be dictatorial and kil to achieve what he should and could achieve by holding free Elections.

He has no one to blame but himself. he is the only man in history so far in this world who killed million of his own people. And destroyed his own country which as estimated by hims will cost 62 billion.

And on top he has made refugees who might or might not come back because they felt threatened for their lives. When would Arab leaders think smartly that even if they loose the elections they will have the respect of their people and will live life of luxury anywhere they live. AS it stands now every body in the Muslim world specially and the world at large hate him. what good is that power that he got through torture, killings and creating millions of refugees.
 

Anuuge67

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
When the Arab spring happened and it reached Syria, Bashar should have as a leaders known what will happened in the future as he will have to kill million of his own people and make 3 million refugees, so he should have allowed a Democratic elections and in that he should have allowed all parties to take part including himself. But alas he choose to be dictatorial and kil to achieve what he should and could achieve by holding free Elections.

He has no one to blame but himself. he is the only man in history so far in this world who killed million of his own people. And destroyed his own country which as estimated by hims will cost 62 billion.

And on top he has made refugees who might or might not come back because they felt threatened for their lives. When would Arab leaders think smartly that even if they loose the elections they will have the respect of their people and will live life of luxury anywhere they live. AS it stands now every body in the Muslim world specially and the world at large hate him. what good is that power that he got through torture, killings and creating millions of refugees.

Wow.. Asad refused the Jew controlled America and vassal western pimps.. Idea of a pipeline running through Syria, thus the Genocide OF Muslims by the Terrorist WHITE American coward RAPIST army of Satan.

The COLONIZERS crusaders have one PLAN, robb and pillage the Muslim worlds resources blind.

The concern compassion YOU have shown over DEAD Muslims in Syria is stunning.

Can YOU imagine if these were DEAD Jews? Ohh the HOLO HOAX OF IT ALL.
America will have to leave Muslim lands with Muslim Agent ruler s.
JUDGEMENT DAY APPROACHES THE ONE EYED DAJJAL. Of WASHINGTON.
Death to America.
 

Kamran Stu

MPA (400+ posts)
Wow.. Asad refused the Jew controlled America and vassal western pimps.. Idea of a pipeline running through Syria, thus the Genocide OF Muslims by the Terrorist WHITE American coward RAPIST army of Satan.

The COLONIZERS crusaders have one PLAN, robb and pillage the Muslim worlds resources blind.

The concern compassion YOU have shown over DEAD Muslims in Syria is stunning.

Can YOU imagine if these were DEAD Jews? Ohh the HOLO HOAX OF IT ALL.
America will have to leave Muslim lands with Muslim Agent ruler s.
JUDGEMENT DAY APPROACHES THE ONE EYED DAJJAL. Of WASHINGTON.
Death to America.

Why do you discussed the SYRIA here because article was about China Investment/Loan in Pak.
Great game is that Blame Everything on others! Stop Divide & Rule policy.


Kindly talk about How we can give our people Education/Water/Food/Healthcare etc.......
 

ASQR1

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Wow.. Asad refused the Jew controlled America and vassal western pimps.. Idea of a pipeline running through Syria, thus the Genocide OF Muslims by the Terrorist WHITE American coward RAPIST army of Satan.

The COLONIZERS crusaders have one PLAN, robb and pillage the Muslim worlds resources blind.

The concern compassion YOU have shown over DEAD Muslims in Syria is stunning.

Can YOU imagine if these were DEAD Jews? Ohh the HOLO HOAX OF IT ALL.
America will have to leave Muslim lands with Muslim Agent ruler s.
JUDGEMENT DAY APPROACHES THE ONE EYED DAJJAL. Of WASHINGTON.
Death to America.

your answer is to confuse with jew is not applicable here, why Mr. Bashaer start what he did, why he did not open door for communications, failing that why did he not call upon Muslim world to help him solve this matter, He could hyave called upon Turkey where most of the Refugees went to come and help him with this problem.

But i don't see any problem other than greed and selfishness and bullyuness. After Poor millions killed, ans millions made suffer insults from europeans and for comming to Europe why did Bashar did not depend on his own Muslims UMMAH.