ISLAMABAD: A group of Pakistani lawmakers has expressed concern that Beijing could eventually use the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to boost its trade with India. The 2442km corridor stretches from the Chinese border to Pakistan's Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea.
According to a report in Dawn, some members of Pakistan National Assembly , during a meeting of the senate standing committee on planning and development on Wednesday , said that China was investing in the CPEC project to explore new vistas of trade with different countries from India to Central Asian states as well as Europe.
Committee chairman Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi said, "With improved rail and road links with India... China would expand its trade not only with Central Asian states and European countries but also with India to economically strengthen its eight underdeveloped provinces."
World has come to edge. World has to select civilization and destruction. No need to people vote for civilization, Pakistan has no place in the civilized world unless they change themselves.
Hat they fear is right, gawdar port is close to India, it makes economic sense for China to send it''s goods through Pakistan port than the long sea route...China will definitely utilise it.
China's trade surplus with India is 60+ Billion USD, Whereas with Pakistan, it's just 10+ Billion USD. So, economically we are more preferred than Pakistan for China's trade ties...
Pakistan always think negatively about neighbors,not thinking about their own destruction
What wrong if india will get benifit from CPEC. CHINA is just looking for their profit. They want to export their products to all over the world through this route. India is biggest consumer based economy, we import many products from china. If this route will be used to import then time and money both will be saved. It is like pakistan hard work will benifit both India and China.
Gurinder Singh Mp
Time will tell.. But one thing is sure that Pakistani politician or government don''t have brain....
Location - 58 mins ago
no business invests for charity or friendship . if they cant see long term profit then no point investing . simple economics .chinkies are not USA who will keep giving aid even when you work agaist them
CLEMENT ANTHONY PINTO
ha ha ha...cheap porkies...soon you people are going to become slaves to chinks
Mangalore - 1 hour ago
Due to Trump''s victory, China will going to loose trade with US in a big way; resulting there is no choice for China to beg India and concede all the demands of India to strengthen the trade with India, Otherwise, the over produced production of China results the down fall of China economy..
China is investing very heavily in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, not without a reasoned calculation. It is all for business opportunity!
Of course, it will help India tremendously to export its products to China.