RAW at frontline to sabotage Economic Corridor, China warns Pakistan

Published: May 22, 2015
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ISLAMABAD: While a political ado is being witnessed in Pakistan on the suspected change of the Pak-China Economic Corridor route, Chinese authorities have cautioned local authorities of a possible terror attack aimed at making the project a failure.

According to them, insurgents in Balochistan have prompted security fears for the 3,000-kilometre-long route in the province, a senior security official told The Express Tribune on Friday.

He said in addition to the insurgents, many foreign hostile intelligence agencies could also extend their support to the militants to sabotage some key projects particularly on the eastern alignment — Gwadar to Quetta — where work has already started.

Read: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Lines of development – not lines of divide

“The Chinese have sounded a note of ‘caution’ soon after reports suggested foreign agencies’ support to militants,” said the official, who attended an important meeting discussing key issues relating to Gwadar Port and Economic Corridor at the Ministry of Defence this week.

He further said, “Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), with other hostile agencies, is at the frontline to sabotage this project – that is what Chinese intelligence agencies shared with us.”

He added that the meeting also discussed concerns the Chinese authorities reminded Pakistan’s military and civilian government about an attack on state-run installations in Gwadar district last month, which were conveyed last month.

Security measures

Meanwhile, a special security division consisting of more than 8, 000 military personnel (nine army battalions) has been trained and will guard key projects linked from Hyderabad to Karachi and Gwadar through N-10 East Bay Expressway along the coastal line, officials overseeing the security of this route said.

They further said that an estimated 9, 000 security personnel – comprising Rangers, Levies, police, scouts – making up six wings will assist the military to guard more than 15,000 Chinese workers on this route.

Moreover, a major-general-rank officer will command the entire unit. Apart from guarding the economic corridor, an estimated 8,000 security officials have already been deployed for more than 8,112 Chinese workers executing 210 projects in Pakistan.

Gwadar Airport

An official of the Ministry of Interior revealed that the security layer around the Gwadar International Airport — a project costing $230 million to start this month — has been doubled following recent threats.

A similar case of security is with China-Pakistan Friendship Hospital and Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute falling under the jurisdiction of Balochistan, he added.

Security will have to be strengthened further as around 7, 000 additional Chinese workers are expected to join the already engaged teams to execute multi-billion projects around the route connecting Kashgar with Pakistan at Kunjarab – a point from where China wants to link to Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea.

Read: APC opposes detours in economic corridor route

Commenting on the complex situation, former caretaker interior minister Malik Habib said the reported presence of foreign elements in Balochistan poses a big challenge for law enforcement agencies to provide security to Chinese workers.

“The economic corridor is strategically very important — many hostile agencies have started backing Baloch militants,” he said.

According to Director Pakistan Institute of Strategic Studies Amir Rana, “China’s main worry seems to be the overall security of the corridor in the near future.”

Substantiating his point, Rana said threats such as tribal feuds, militants in Diamer, Baloch insurgents, political issues, nationalist and separatists groups link directly to the corridor security.

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Reader Comments (73)

  • Ammar
    May 22, 2015 - 8:07PM

    Aman Ki Asha. Can you comprehend that?Recommend

  • raider
    May 22, 2015 - 8:20PM

    RAW passively and successively been very successful in shattering the efforts consolidated for peace and economic prosperity in Pakistan, Pakistan with even unanimous resolve failed to counter RAW and accomplices, it is failure not solely on the part of civilian aspect but also intelligence agencies which look busy in Afghanistan and within Pakistan in countering proxies and internal monsters like talibans respectively, however pk-china economic corridor keeps tilt in china substantively and china likely to harvest lion share, Pakistanis markets will be flooded with chines products( which is already not less) and without any units of manufacturing even not equivalent in quality and cost effectiveness to china how Pakistan is going to be benefited from this corridor, otherwise china would have never been spewed such statement against INDIA where partnership even likely to surpass 71 billion $. in the presence of such lethargic civilian and military leadership Pakistan is unlikely to reap substantive benefits from this corridor even given an other 50 years. Recommend

  • Saleem
    May 22, 2015 - 8:34PM

    One could beginning to see how some political pundits trying to destroy the whole project in the name of rerouting. What ever the routes may be ultimately whole country is going to benefit from it. It is ludicrous to talk about routing one way or the other, especially Dubai based pundits, when they can’t assure security. Isn’t that these pundits moved to Dubai for security reasons and now they have audacity to tell others that security should not be a concern.

    All these political pundits needs to shut up.Recommend

  • A J Khan
    May 22, 2015 - 8:47PM

    Eastern alignment — is not Gwadar to Quetta as written by ET but the one going to Lahore is Eastern Alignment which is near Indian Border.
    Western alignment is most threatened by planning commission of Pakistan & mindset of PMLN Government. Recommend

  • Kam
    May 22, 2015 - 8:59PM

    No mercy to be shown to any internal and external enemies(if proven) traitors and rebels either stand with Pakistan or be thrown in their graves after they dig it themselves. Order to be restored. Recommend

  • Maxx.
    May 22, 2015 - 9:05PM

    This factor was inevitable…and a foregone conclusion. China should warn and ask India about its possible fallback if India indulges in such raw tactics.
    Pakistan and China will not remain silent spectators with the nefarious designs, can be pre-empted to some extent with pressure tactics. Recommend

  • Waseem
    May 22, 2015 - 9:06PM

    This is high time we unleash our ISI Chitas.Recommend

  • N.S
    May 22, 2015 - 9:11PM

    India should understand its the region which develops…This economic corridor will benefit the whole region…think in this context, don’t look at it with bigoted views and try to stop this development.
    Also China will not remain silent if any attempt is made to sabotage this project…with killings innocent people in Pakistan. Pakistan is also ready to counter this belligerence and below the belt tactics by India. Recommend

  • Riaz Malik
    May 22, 2015 - 9:16PM

    Funny that China has warned Pakistan on one end against India, while at the same time, completed an investment commitment of over $23 billion dollars with them.

    Now one has to figure out, who is playing the double games?Recommend

  • Emad
    May 22, 2015 - 9:23PM

    For people who did not believe their own army this should serve as sufficient evidence since now it’s not only one party which is saying this; on the other hand i do still think that people who are against Pakistan will still not except this until RAW itself admits it and these people are just another level of stupid Recommend

  • Point
    May 22, 2015 - 9:34PM

    sorry, wait . The uneducated jobless Indian community will come up with better reason in the comments below regarding the Chinese Economic Corridor etc. Recommend

  • samir
    May 22, 2015 - 9:59PM

    So much for rising India… a strong pakistan is in interest of India only if it understands. Recommend

  • Rashid
    May 22, 2015 - 10:23PM

    15000 +7000 Chinese workers doing the projects. What will our workers it. China stealing by deception and scaring us of Raw.

    Has Punjab nothing else but Conspiracy theories to hide it’s theft of the route? Recommend

  • Qalander
    May 22, 2015 - 10:38PM

    China’s commitment to investment in India should hinge on Indians pledge wrt non interference in Pakistan affairs including ceasing all terrorist activities in Pakistan thru its proxies. Otherwise India would be indirectly hurting Chinese interests in PakistanRecommend

  • Khattak
    May 22, 2015 - 10:51PM

    Restore the original Western Economic Corridor & it will be out of Indian reach. The Eastern route close to Indian border is expose to Indian attacks.Recommend

  • satender rajput
    May 22, 2015 - 10:57PM

    Raw is a failure. Pakistan is creating unnecessary paranoia. Raw is toothless and stupid agency. It’s just like it’s name- raw. For us Indians raw is a big shame, and we Indians totally admire isi, raw is nothing in front of isi. So just relax my friends.

    Also I feel that China just said foreign agency, they didn’t take raw name.
    And they are playing the double game I guess.Recommend

  • Ibrar
    May 22, 2015 - 11:05PM

    @raider:

    You sound a typical Indian. Let me tell you that no country would invest in other country without expecting profits. Pak-China case is no different and Pakistan is well aware of this simple logic. Pakistan is also going to gain not only in terms of economy but also in geopolitical sense. And do you not know how much you are going to pay to China to keep you walking on your legs by building your infrastructure.

    Your main problem is that your fear of a possible encirclement of India have started to haunt you while the Chinese are mainly aiming at an alternative route in case there was ever a blockade of their sea lanes in the Indian ocean.

    This economic route seems to have disturbed Indians greatly. So much so that they are prepared to forget all issues with China as long as there is possibility of weakening Pak -China ties. Recommend

  • lol
    May 22, 2015 - 11:19PM

    Yes, who else is in favor of conducting the whole Aman Ki Asha drama? This is the reality of shining India; they’re threatened by a country 10 times smaller than them. Pathetic.Recommend

  • nnn
    May 22, 2015 - 11:29PM

    Is anyone surprised? India is a venomous snake that will try to harm and backstab any and every one of its neighbors. Recommend

  • Neo
    May 22, 2015 - 11:50PM

    This is more of an energy corridor which is China specific and also to develop the western region of China, so any one sabotaging the project will do it at the cost of its relationship with China. Yes the China’s investment in India might also hinge on this.

    The China investment in power projects and other infra development is the benefit Pakistan is getting, but this corridor is important for China as an energy corridor for oil, gas, and Gwadar port usage. India should think twice before any misadventure and using raw nexus. Recommend

  • Another Indian
    May 23, 2015 - 12:31AM

    I thought RAW was a failure. This article gives us some hope in RAW.Recommend

  • John B
    May 23, 2015 - 12:35AM

    The China-PaK economic corridor is for China’s economic benefit and any related benefits to PAK are incidental. Why should China and India want to engage in conflicts on each others port, located few hundred miles apart on common major global shipping lane, where their trade currently surpasses PAK annual budget

    People should think globally and not in PAK centric view. There is no strategic benefit to china or pak , only Economic benefit, tilted in China’s favor. There cannot be any more strategic benefit of the port which PAK already has!Recommend

  • someone
    May 23, 2015 - 12:46AM

    @nnn:
    Same can be said about Pakistan. It has back stabbed not just its neighbors, but even countries from across Atlantic. The very same country which have been feeding you for decades. But since now you got a new patron, you have developed a habit of talking big. But your new patron is different. It has learnt from the mistakes of old patron. It will keep you on a tight leash.Be prepared.
    ET: If you can allow such a abusive comment from “nnn” , I don’t see why this one can’t be published.Recommend

  • Zak
    May 23, 2015 - 12:53AM

    Only Army seems active in serving Pak friends assuring them security while nawaz takes all the credit. It’s like a complete political crises Army is interested for the good while gov seems to lack total interest, their mission gets done when India signed the agreement with China. No serious interest no investor will take interest either giving a way to India, bad luck for us to have such in competent leaders.Recommend

  • Minerva
    May 23, 2015 - 1:16AM

    Pity Pakistanis. Their real enemy is their own home grown extremists and they are delusional about RAW involvement in everything. Chinese said “foreign agencies” not RAW. Recommend

  • Question
    May 23, 2015 - 1:23AM

    Looks like china is already developing cold feet after grandiose annoucements And finding vague reasons. Security situation in Pakistan was always bad nothing new. Any ways the whole news report does not quote a single chinese official who says RAW would do anything (wish it was capable of doing anything).
    If you read its history, inter country spy missions were discontinued in 1968 by then indian PM. Since then its just a typical govt office.Recommend

  • Hamood
    May 23, 2015 - 1:30AM

    ISI should intensify its efforts in India including all possible help to Kashmiri and Sikh freedom fighters not to mention help to all the guerillas in the North East.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    May 23, 2015 - 1:35AM

    Pakistan, now only China can save you, sign yourself over to them immediatelyRecommend

  • Saif
    May 23, 2015 - 1:50AM

    @Riaz Malik:
    not 23 billion it was 53 billion ..20 billion when chinese President visited India and total of over 32 billion when Modi visited IndiaRecommend

  • Aazad
    May 23, 2015 - 1:51AM

    Chinese should realize that there is no need of RAW to be practically involved in Pak. They already have enough plantation in this country, like PMLN, which can fulfill their agenda. As obvious from the shifting of economic corridor to the east (close to indian border) from west (which was away from india).Recommend

  • a_writer
    May 23, 2015 - 2:17AM

    A great power could have easily warned India not to mess with CPEC. Instead, according to this report it warns Pakistan to be on the lookout for RAW! One is not sure whether to feel sorry for Pakistani establishment’s pathetic propaganda or laugh at it.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    May 23, 2015 - 2:17AM

    @Riaz Malik:

    China is earning quite a lot from its trade with India and that is a very straight forward economical interaction between the two countries. The world has changed in the sense that It is acceptable that countries may have disputes yet they can do trade with each other if they want to….as is obvious in Indo-China case. Another example, China has more trade with India as is expected from the size of their respective markets and yet its foreign policy is tilted towards Pakistan. Do not forget friendship between countries is dependent on each others interests converging. If we want china to help us we must also offer something in return.Recommend

  • Karim
    May 23, 2015 - 2:35AM

    I find my Pakistani brothers wrong about China as this country is anti religion especially Muslims. Read the following about last Ramadan:

    The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, a traditional monthlong period of fasting and spiritual reflection. A spokesman for the World Uighur Congress said authorities encouraged Uighurs to eat free meals, and inspected homes to check whether families were observing the fast.
    Uighur women also are requested to tie headscarves behind their ears, instead of wrapping them around their chins, a custom authorities say is not indigenous to Uighur cultures. Police also have raided women’s dress shops in Xinjiang and confiscated full-length robes.
    Even countries like India and U.S. don’t persecute Muslims this way.Recommend

  • Saira
    May 23, 2015 - 2:40AM

    Since Pakistan allows China cross country Economic Corridor in North then why not allow India similar corridor in the East via Vagha – Afghanistan . Stopping trade across country ‘ s borders is a sure recipe for bad relations and continued enmity / wars . Kashmir issue will not be resolved any time soon by stopping trade . Pakistan will greatly benefit economically and politically by opening its borders for trade . It is time that it becomes a normal and peacefull state . Recommend

  • Zaib Ali
    May 23, 2015 - 3:14AM

    I wonder what Indians who claim their country is ‘Soft power’ (LOL) have to say about this reportRecommend

  • Zahid
    May 23, 2015 - 3:18AM

    We all pakistani will defend our country and China Economic Corridor with our bloodRecommend

  • Gp65
    May 23, 2015 - 3:39AM

    Does India object to CPEC? Yes and Modi openly conveyed his concerns to Xi in their bilateral meeting. Reason is that the corridor passes through PoK which India believes is oart of Indian territory. The notion that it would conduct terror attacks in order to bring to China’s attention the precarious security situation in Pakistan is absurd. There is a reason China asked for and has received a commitment of 10000 soldiers to protect workers on CPEC.
    Also I find it surprising that it will be Chinese workers building these roads. Does Pakistan not have workers with the skills to build roads?
    While Modi openly spoke about his concerns on CPEC when he met Xi, Xi never spoke about any concerns about RAW led terrorism. I find this newsitem highly suspicious.

    @Ibrar: sorry. ‘Raider’ is a known PTI supporter. Nothing to do with India. In any case, this investment is not like an ordinary investment where profit or loss are on investor’s head. Here the investor has received a sovereign guarantee of 17% returns in dollar terms. In a sense this is more like an expensive loan than an investment. Of course if Pakistan wants to pay such high rates of returns, that is fine but the structure of this transaction is not similar to a routine investment. It is more similar to a loan.Recommend

  • Gp65
    May 23, 2015 - 3:43AM

    @Neo: please look at the map. It makes no sense for China to access central Asian countries like Turkmenistan through Gwadar. This is part of its naval strategy and precisely the reason India objects to it and was open in conveying its objections to China when Modi met Xi.Recommend

  • Talking Point
    May 23, 2015 - 4:46AM

    Complete hogwash by army estab using the Chinese corridor as red herring. It is as one intelligent commentator here said – the Punjab group abrogating the realigned corridor using a RAW excuse to provide 15000 security. Pak= army + Chinks Recommend

  • mahakaalchakra
    May 23, 2015 - 5:12AM

    Meaning if you oppose the Punjabi route, you are a RAW agent. Watch out.Recommend

  • Khurram
    May 23, 2015 - 5:12AM

    RAW is an old, over used and over credited threat our leaders both the khakis and civies have been using this for quite some time to hide their own failings. Time now is to lay this RAW entity to rest and invent a new foe, a new challenge that may tingle our inherent fears and appear more credible.Recommend

  • Raj - USA
    May 23, 2015 - 5:46AM

    If Gwadar port is only for commercial reasons then, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and UAE will be more against Gwadar port than India. If Gwadar is to become a naval base for China then, USA, Iran and India will be against it. Even Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and Qatar will be against Gwadar port becoming a naval base for China as it will syphon revenues those countries are currently earning from USA. In either case, Gwadar becoming a naval base for China or a port only for commercial activities, there will be significant opposition from Baluchistan and KPK. There could be opposition even from Karachi as it will lose its importance. All other countries opposing Gwadar, except India, will take it out on Pakistan, one way or other and Pakistan will become totally dependent on China alone. As for China, its investment is more like a venture capital investment as it will bring either a huge returns or no return at all. China will recoup all its investments in 4-5 years time and will keep earning the same huge returns of 18.5% annually for the next 45 years.

    The often repeated claim here is that China getting access to Gwadar will encircle India. But does it not imply that Pakistan will lose control of Gwadar and the entire territory of the Pak-China Economic Corridor route to China in the first place?

    In my view, India has significant advantages opposing it publicly and keeping quiet or even supporting it in private. It will bring India and USA much closer. Given a choice to chose between the two, viz. China or USA, India should and would chose closer relationship with USA over China as USA can offer technology, expertise, defense cooperation, cooperation in space research, market access, investment and much more, that China is not only incapable of but also, will never do. China controlling Pakistan is good for India in other ways also as China, in its own interest, will not allow infiltration of terrorists from POK and any any cross border terrorist activities from Pakistan that target India. Recommend

  • May 23, 2015 - 5:54AM

    India will always want a weak poor unstable Pakistan. It’s upto Pakistan with the help of China on how to counteract India’s plans for the region. India wants to be the America of Asia. Pakistan and China should unleash their intelligence agencies against India. Recommend

  • Mayuresh Oke
    May 23, 2015 - 5:55AM

    can you all get real please. Even if India wanted to, taking panga with China would be stupid. And rest assure, at the very least, this will be said by China itself if its own lives and money were at stake. They are no pushovers to whisper into some pakistani babu’s ears instead of warning India directly. How silly can educated pakistanis get not to see through this. If you want even more expose of what your ISI team has been upto and how India like a spineless country has not reacted with any real consequence, just google search american terrorist and watch the latest expose on mumbai attacks brought about by PBS frontlineRecommend

  • Weirdity
    May 23, 2015 - 6:38AM

    This is more of a Punjab- China project than a Pakistan-China project. Recommend

  • Amad
    May 23, 2015 - 6:39AM

    @Gp65: So what did Xi say after listening to Modi’s concerns? Recommend

  • JSM
    May 23, 2015 - 6:43AM

    On CPEC, Pakistan Government has given a sovereign guarantee to give an annual return of US$7 billion.The corridor provides logistic support. Logistics contribute about % in the cost of doing any business. Does any one see business of the order of USD140 billion passing through this corridor every year?
    ET Please publish it. It is economics.Recommend

  • vivek
    May 23, 2015 - 7:43AM

    Dear Brothers, its pay back time all terrorist trained in pak against India like mumbai attack,mumbai blasts,parliament attack etc.

    Now India built Dela ram to Kandahar highway is hijacked pak good taliban,Now we must give back to our brothers what they gave us its the gajawa al Baluchistan,wait and see.

    Even china is screwed up because even knowing that India is playing dirty game in Baluchistan they cant go against India because its the largest market for their cheap cellphones and other items,if India just raises the duty of Chinese products thats it
    their Industry is doomed and India has got good relation with Nepal, Bhutan,Myanmar,Thailand,Laos,Vietnam,Mongolia etc which have land border with china and they all hate China.

    Now lets see the game and watch Recommend

  • vivek
    May 23, 2015 - 7:46AM

    @Ammar:
    Its the biggest Tamasha of the subcontinent please watch Tarek Fatehs latest comments on itRecommend

  • Haseeb
    May 23, 2015 - 7:54AM

    dear u said about chinese products, for ur kind information Pakistani Exports to china are 12% while imports form china are 17% then how u r making silly comments,
    remember Mr. less knoweldge is worse then no knoweldge. . . Idiot Recommend

  • chandran(RAW)
    May 23, 2015 - 9:30AM

    First of all you people tell me why this route is not touching peshawar
    who has changed the route. Imran saab asking the correct question
    N.S.government always favour punjab province.
    Recommend

  • May 23, 2015 - 10:34AM

    if there is any danger to corridor route then it is surely from Pakistani militants. I don’t think India will play any role as militants themselves will pose a great deterrent to it.Recommend

  • Raju Indian
    May 23, 2015 - 10:46AM

    China-Pak corridor is another nail in pakistan’s coffin. We all know where most of the $45 billion will go – to Pak politicians, not in helping grow the local economy and skill base. Yes certainly a lot of jobs are likely to be created for Pakistanis like drivers, traders, logistics etc – but all for selling and transporting Chinese products. The $20B investments with India (actually I doubt we will see much of it anyway) is on an equal footing – they’ll invest in the Indian railways and infrastructure “As Service Providers” not as masters. If only Pakistani public had any other options – they cannot even say no to anything China asks now given that no one is willing to invest…hope the people do not continue to receive the short end foreverRecommend

  • jamor
    May 23, 2015 - 10:50AM

    @Gp65:
    India cannot legally protest if a sovereign country decides to build a road in alliance with another country for their mutual economic benefit.India is protesting,because China had opposed road construction in Arunachel on the grounds that it is a disputed area.Kashmir is disputed ,hence China should follow its own rule.Merely tit for tatRecommend

  • Lion King
    May 23, 2015 - 10:57AM

    By this warning it seems China is trying to sabotage the business interests

    of Prime Minister Nawaz’s son in india where he took him with him on

    people’s money and visited houses of indian businessmen like

    a true money loving businessmanRecommend

  • May 23, 2015 - 11:02AM

    @Saif:
    For massively populated country like India, it is peanut!Recommend

  • Dubya
    May 23, 2015 - 11:04AM

    Pakistan is doing what it can in Kashmir and all over India …
    So why not India do what she wants in Balochistan and Pakistan ??? Fair game is’t it ??Recommend

  • Aafaq
    May 23, 2015 - 11:17AM

    Everybody knows that India is not digesting CPEC. Let me tell u one more development. Pakistan has got 150nMiles EXTRA territory in Arabian Sea. And u know what? haha Indian has planned to bypass Pakistan and lay down the pipeline there but with this all hopes have been died. lolzzRecommend

  • SGJ007
    May 23, 2015 - 11:22AM

    @Gp65:
    Nice to see you here after long time. Recommend

  • Muhammad
    May 23, 2015 - 1:31PM

    @someone:

    We are people who believe in friends rather than masters. Western powers have used our sincerity to change the world’s political landscape. We have enough to feed our population, we enabled a super power to become a sole world power and we have been feeding millions of refugees for several decades. We have had no patron or feeder, we simply charged the Americans for services rendered during two major conflicts in our neighbourhood.. As for our new patron you have not heard how Chinese describe our relationship with them….they call us IRON BROTHERS…India fears being gang raped by this IRON Pak-China RELTIONSHIP. And Chinese do not feed us either – they do business with us from which we both are benefitted.

    You should call yourself “none” rather than “someone” considering the degree of your hunger and feeding problems. You even can not stop your feeder farmers from killing themselves because of hunger, you have begun to sell your female babies such is the economical and moral degradation in your society. And still you have the guts to crawl on to this page and pretend like a clean azz,,,shame on you. Recommend

  • Naeem Akhtar Chughtai
    May 23, 2015 - 1:49PM

    @Raj – USA:
    good analysis broRecommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    May 23, 2015 - 3:27PM

    The greed of PML (N) is the biggest threat to the Pak-China Corridor. The only way that is corridor will be sustainable is when it is shared and not exclusively for Punjab. The other thing is that the people who live along the way should have stakes in it, so that they are interested to guard it too. I fear that only boots bayonets and bullets topped with GREED cannot make the Pak-China corridor sustainable. Recommend

  • Khajoor
    May 23, 2015 - 3:35PM

    How is it that Pakistanis ignore human rights record of Chinese against the Muslim population of China in Xinjiang?
    Muslims were not allowed to hold fast during Ramadan also ladies are not allowed to cover their face and hair.

    Is this China really a friend of Pakistan or our leaders are bought out just like Americans used to do it previously?

    Can any Pakistani answer these questions before talking about economic co operation with China?Recommend

  • Tiddi Pehalwan
    May 23, 2015 - 3:47PM

    No one should expect “Pakistan’s Prime Minister” Mr. Nawaz Shairf to utter

    a single word on RAW’s terrorism in Pakistan. He had taken his

    businessman son to India on people of Pakistan’s money

    and took him to meet indian businessmen. How can

    he jeopardize his son’s business prospects by

    interfering in indians’ terrorist activities

    in Pakistan ??Recommend

  • Ibrar
    May 23, 2015 - 4:02PM

    @vivek:

    You are truly hurt…are not you. All the rubbish you are telling us has countless shades of your internal fear. You seem to be sitting under a heavy smoke screen of delusions with your azz pivoted and rotating 360 degrees but without any sensible ideas spinning off.You can keep waiting for your evil ideas materialising and collapsing once your psychedelic clouds have withered away. Recommend

  • syed & syed
    May 24, 2015 - 2:44AM

    Please do not blame others, we are responsible to create confusion. Shifting statements of Ahsan Iqbal creating an ugly situation. It is beyond any ones mind why Mr Ahsan Iqbal presents the original Chinese version of corridor. Some politicians are against development in Pakistan. They succeeded in shelving Kala Bagh Dam and now corridor. Be alert Pakistanis and media too must behave as a concrete 4th pillar of PakistanRecommend

  • MJ
    May 24, 2015 - 6:04AM

    I was skeptical of RAW’s involvement in Pakistan believing that it is a counter propaganda by Pakistanis. But when Taliban’s attacked the naval base in Karachi and specifically targeted the two Submarine detecting planes (Ospreys) it became quite obvious that they did so on the command of their Indian masters. Nobody but India was to benefit from destroying those two planes. Taliban don’t patrol Pakistani seas with submarines and had nothing to benefit from their destruction. Recommend

  • rama
    May 24, 2015 - 6:15AM

    @Waseem:
    Pakistan is paying thousands of life and millions of dollars for the “unleashing” the Taliban monster against USSR!!!.
    If you want pay for another 50 years , you are welcome !!!!Recommend

  • raw is war
    May 24, 2015 - 8:49AM

    at the rate which Pakistan sees to be imploding, RAW could be the world’s most successful spy organisation. Maybe they are not just a bunch of jokers like we label them over in India.Recommend

  • umesh
    May 24, 2015 - 8:36PM

    @Hamood: Do it . We are waiting for you.By the way when did you stop supporting these groups?
    @Rashid:
    Exactly.That the Pakistanis are very emotive people and are inclined believe of anything that targets India.India may or may not have been involved. Then this is only a ploy to coerce Pakistan to toe the Chinese line which may not have been profitable to Pakistan. Recommend

  • Abbas
    Jun 17, 2015 - 11:27AM

    @Samir you are one of the 0.0000001 % of india’s 1 billion population who thinks so positive. Unfortunately your politician thinks the other away. They want to take selfies, travel abroad and practice Yoga. Thanks for your positive note. Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    Jul 4, 2015 - 8:21PM

    @Raj – USA: Some of your reasoning is just speculations and hypothetical, the fact is Pakistan has an important role to play because of it’s strategic geo-political location in the gulf, Yes, concessions has been granted to China to have naval facilities at Gwadar sea port. which counter balance other powers including India in that part of the world. Your assumption is wrong in regard to these pip sqeek countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and Qatar to oppose Pakistan strategically, these countries are completely dependent on others including Pakistan for their defense and they are not in position to oppose Pakistan in this regard. Above all Pakistan is a sovereign country like India to make economic, cultural and military deals with any country they want to. If this deal does not suit India for what ever reason then it is just too bad, India has to lump it because it is going to happen. Mind it US as a super power has it’s own interests in the region and they know the strategic location of Pakistan who is in position to monitor oil supply routes in the gulf region. The US will think seriously not to alienate Pakistan to the extent that Pakistan decide to get out their sphere of influence like Iran. You as an Indian know that our people on both side of the border are intelligent and hard working people and could match any body in the world, so don’t under estimate Pakistanis not to take full advantage of this opportunity to develop some of the regions which needs development so badly. You are wrong again by assuming that majority of the people in K-P and Baluchistan will oppose this economic and military venture. I am a Pukhtun from K-P and I know that the Western Route west of Indus is already completed and operational which is linked with Baluchistan. Let me remind you that this route was developed mainly because of India, the planers knew that India could block eastern routes in case of war but they could never cross Indus and block western routes and Pakistan will always have lines of communications and supply routes open to them. If I recall correctly India tried to interfere then too but it could not stop it. It is time for Indians to accept Pakistan as a sovereign country with all it’s faults and failings and stop dreaming of Akund Hindustan, it will never happen because of Pakistanis psyche, India was ruled by Muslims for over 600 years and they will never accept India’s rule over them. It will benefit both nations if they stop undermining each other specially India who’s belligerent and hostile attitude toward Pakistan at every juncture is well known to the world.. Pakistan is lot smaller country comparable to India and is not a threat to India’s territorial integrity, so it is India which tries to destabilize Pakistan at any opportunity they get. I don’t think RAW could derail this project, they may try and perhaps there will be some terror attacks and lives will be lost and there will be blood shed but it will be completed because the nation has decided and is determined to go ahead with it. Recommend

  • shah
    Aug 21, 2015 - 11:58AM

    @Raj-USA
    The Idea That GCC CountriesAre Against Gwadar Because It Will Affect Their Port Business Is Ridiculous Since Thier Ports Serve A Completely Different Market Than GwadarRecommend

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