What’s new? Pakistani leaders say the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), launched in 2015, is a “game changer” for the country’s ailing economy. But opaque plans for the corridor, the upheaval likely to affect locals along its route, and profits flowing mostly to outsiders could stir unrest. The government has repressed CPEC critics.
Why does it matter? CPEC could help revive Pakistan’s economy. But if it moves ahead without more thorough debate in parliament and provincial legislatures and consultation with locals, it will deepen friction between the federal centre and periphery, roil provinces already long neglected, widen social divides and potentially create new sources of conflict.
دنیا میں ہر گزرتے لمحے کے ساتھ حالات میں بھی ڈرامائی انداز میں تبدیلیاں رونما ہورہی ہیں اگر گذشتہ پانچ سے دس سالوں کا ایک طائرانہ جائزہ لیا جائے تو دنیا بھر میں حیرت انگیز تبدیلیاں وقوع پذیر ہوئی ہیں جو یقیناً بعض ممالک کے داخلی اور خارجی پالیسیوں پر بھی گہرے اثرات چھوڑ جاتے ہیں۔
جہاں ایسے اصلاحات استعمال کیے جاتے ہوں کہ ہمارا کوئی مستقل دشمن نہیں اور نہ ہی کوئی مستقل دوست صرف ہمارے مفادات مستقل ہیں یا پھر یوں کہیے کہ دشمن کا دشمن ہمارا دوست ہے ۔۔
BERLIN, ANI | Aug 7, 2017: Exiled Baloch leaders and activists will gather in Berlin, Germany, on August 11 to voice their protest against the under construction multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The event titled “China’s One Belt One Road Initiative – Its adverse impact on Balochistan & the region” would be organized by the European branch of Baloch National Movement (BNM), a Baloch nationalist political group.
A senior teaching fellow and a PhD candidate at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) represents the colonization of Pakistan for the enrichment of China.
Speaking at the conference “Wall of Silence: Human rights in Balochistan“, Burzine Waghmar said Pakistan’s statehood is based on a fragile framework with no national basis in which Pakistani military acts with no legitimacy and with violence against local populations.
Beneath China’s plying of silk and rice in Pakistan, is an iron will to extend its military, economic, and diplomatic influence in Asia. This leaked document confirms that thesis
A leaked document on China’s Silk Road investment plan reveals details on China’s approach to security issues for its investments in Pakistan, including potential Chinese law enforcement and increased Chinese-supplied surveillance equipment to be rolled out in Pakistan one city at a time. The document, a summary of which Pakistan’s Dawn media site published on May 15, details surveillance equipment and possible Chinese enforcement of the law in Pakistan to protect Chinese companies against terrorism. The document poses diversity and multi-party democracy as problems, which raises questions about the extent to which the international community should allow autocratic China’s use of $1 trillion in upcoming investment to push its diplomatic and security objectives in economically and politically vulnerable recipient countries. Many of these countries are independent and democratic, but may not be for long given China’s document, ideology, and history of development finance. Beneath China’s plying of silk and rice in Pakistan, is an iron will to extend its military, economic, and diplomatic influence in Asia. This leaked document confirms that thesis
Wahid Baloch, a prominent activist, was allegedly detained by security forces earlier this year. Baloch has now been reunited with his family but there’re thousands of other Baluchistan activists whose fate is unknown.
Pakistani activist Wahid Baloch, who “disappeared” four months ago, has returned to his home in the southern city of Karachi. “The social activist, writer and small-scale publisher is believed to have been detained by unidentified security officials on July 26 on the outskirts of Karachi, setting off a frightening, though wearingly familiar, process of recovery for his shocked family,” said Pakistan’s English daily, Dawn, on Wednesday, December 7.
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the disappearances and extrajudicial killings of youth in Balochistan Province for opposing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a huge highway being constructed by China, which has an investment of Rupees 47 billion. The ages of the disappeared and extrajudicially killed range from 16 to 22 years, and they include two student leaders and even one footballer, who is accused of gathering crowds through football matches. According to the Balochistan government, in July, under the “National Plan”, security forces have killed 375 and arrested 13,575 people in nearly 3,000 Military operations.
A main campaigner against CPEC abducted in Balochistan
BALOCHISTAN: A 24 years old student Shabir Baloch was abducted by security forces of Pakistan in Gwarkop military operation which took place on Tuesday, 4th of October 2016. Initial reports said that 9 persons were abducted during the day long military operation in which more than 50 vehicle of ground forces took part with the support of two gunship helicopters, as it has usually been norms in Balochistan.
Shabir Baloch, born in 1992, is brother of three sisters and three brothers, resident of Labach Awaran, Balochistan.