China Pakistan Economic
Corridor (CPEC), initially 46 and now a 62 billion dollar project. The project
consists of Building road networks, railways, fiber optic cables, energy
pipelines, industrial clusters and special economic zones in Pakistan. China
will provide funds as well as technical facilities.
CPEC will connect China and Pakistan to South and Central Asian Countries for
trade and travelling while saving time and cost. This facility would equally be
available for all South Asian Countries including India. From the first day,
India is opposing CPEC project rather than supporting it. The project will bring
prosperity, not to Pakistan but for the whole region.
Apparently, according to India, the reason behind the opposition of CPEC is the
construction of project in Gilgit Bultistan (former part of Jammu and Kashmir).
India considers this area as disputed but in reality this area is a part of
Pakistan. Being a part of Pakistan, a prosperous Gilgit Bultistan is need of the
hour. Pakistan has complete rights to construct roads and other facilities in
this area as well.
India has never accepted Pakistan since independence. It desires to hurt the
national interests of Pakistan in every front. India has never supported any
project, which may bring stability and prosperity in Pakistan. Irrespective of
the regional benefit, India is opposing China, Pakistan friendship as well.
Writing more, According to Modi’s declared Anti-Pakistan policy, India is
struggling to isolate Pakistan at regional and international level but Pakistan
is connecting to the whole world through CPEC project.
In past, Pakistan was declared among most of the insecure countries.
Construction of CPEC and commencement of work in Gwadar Port has made the world
to regain trust on Pakistan. Continuation of work in Gwadar port has also proved
the ability and professional capability of Security institutions of Pakistan.
Hence, the Indian propaganda of declaring Pakistan a terrorist state has been
rejected by the world. Indian sponsored terrorism in Baluchistan has also failed
to deter Chinese from working on the CPEC, as Pakistan is providing fool proof
security to them.
China invited India to join CPEC and get the benefits of the project but India
has not left its negative policies and politics. India has started opposing CPEC
publically, calling this project as a sovereignty threat to its interest. This
propaganda is not only against Pakistan’s interest but against for India’s own
interests as well. If India joins CPEC, its trade to South Asian region will be
cheaper. India is opposing CPEC for multiple purposes, among which stopping
Pakistan to gain economic prosperity. India, through its influence on
Afghanistan, also proscribed it to join CPEC. Afghanistan will follow Indian
policy regarding CPEC. Hence, India’s negative policies and politics are a
hindrance in economic prosperity of the whole region.
Concluding more, despite of Indian negative propaganda and policies against
Pakistan, CPEC will be completed the way a part of it (Gwadar Port) started
working. Chinese ambassador to Islamabad Lijian Zhao declared “CPEC, as a pilot
and major project of BRI (Beiging’s Belt and Road Initiative) is now fastest and
most effective among the projects under BRI.” Pakistan will enjoy the benefits
which it will bring including prosperity in the country, making it economically
a stable state.