At the behest of China, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to replace Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in the northern territories occupied by Pakistan’s fifth province has created a setback within the country. This week, Imran Khan’s arch rival Maulana Fazlur Rahman joined the ranks of opposition leaders, who have spoken out against Imran Khan for implementing Beijing’s agenda.
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief underlined that the conversion of Gilgit-Baltistan region into a full province would validate India’s August 5 decision to consider Jammu and Kashmir as a union-ruled region.
Firebrand Maulvi told reporters in Athmukum on Tuesday, “A deal has been made over the blood of Kashmiris. Trading is being done in the name of Kashmir diplomacy.” He vowed to “not allow the partition of Kashmir”.
About 70 km away, Pakistan People’s Party’s PoK unit president Latif Akbar told reporters in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, that the federal government’s move to consider Gilgit-Baltistan as a province was not acceptable to him.
Pakistan has traditionally claimed that parts of Kashmir have semi-autonomy and does not formally conform to its position in the country to hold a referendum on the entire region.
The assimilation of Gilgit-Baltistan into the Islamic State is widely regarded as an implicit recognition from Islamabad’s point of view that the Line of Control (LoC) is the border between India and Pakistan, a resolution that Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Was released over a decade by W. Joseph. first.
Expenditure on certain CPEC major projects (million dollars)
- Gwadar East-Bay Expressway 141
- New Gwadar International Airport 230
- Construction of breakwater 123
- Berthing area and channel dredging 27
- Development of Free Zone 32
- Pak-China Friendship Hospital 100
- Pak China Technical and Professional Institute in Gwadar 10
- Cross border optical fiber cable 44
- Thakot-Havelin section Karakoram Highway Phase II 1,386
- Multan-Sukkur Section Peshawar-Karachi Motorway 2,980
- Khujdar-Basima Road N-30 80
- Upgradation of Dera Ismail Khan-Zob Phase I195
- Karakoram Highway Thakot-Raikot 719
- Extension, Reconstruction of Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line 8172
- Havelin Dry Port 65
The Imran Khan government, however, has made it clear that it has no intention of going back on its plan for GB and has proposed the first step to hold elections for the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan on 15 November.
People in Pakistan watchdog in India Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s changing pressure on the GB through China’s changing pressure to secure China’s Economic Economic Corridor to secure China’s economic economic corridor to Beijing’s Xi Jinping Looking to expand under the Belt and Road Initiative or BRI. .
It is a scheme that has been in operation for four years, long before Imran Khan came to power on the strength of populist assurances to root out corruption and reduce poverty.
Indeed, it was after Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan in 2016 that the first report of a plan to upgrade the constitutional status of the Gilgit-Baltistan region was revealed. a REport by news agency AFP In January 2016, an official was quoted as saying: “China cannot invest billions of dollars on a road that passes through a disputed territory, claimed by both India and Pakistan.”
This statement, made four years ago by a Pakistani watchman in New Delhi, explained the Imran Khan government’s push to change GB’s position in 2020. And there is nothing that Khan can do about it. “They have no choice and go with Beijing,” he said.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – such as the Belt and Road Initiative envisioned by Xi Jinping – is necessarily designed to serve the interests of China rather than the participating countries. It focuses on the development of the Gwadar port, often called the crown jewel of the CPEC, which has proved to be a tax for China and has helped cut costs of its exports.
Former Pentagon official Drs. Michael Rubin recently described the agreement with China on CPEC as a devil’s bargain, partnering with a country responsible for infiltrating concentration camps of one million Muslims and killing Pakistanis and Pakistan Thinks nothing of offending.
For China, Pakistan can be a major market, provide land links in West Asia and will build a strategic port in Gwadar that will help Beijing reduce its dependence on the Malacca Strait.
The money that Beijing has put into Pakistan’s CPEC leg has already stopped the Islamic country from commenting on the brutality of Muslims in Xinjiang province. Beijing also uses Islamabad to keep India connected to its terrorist camps.
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