India does not accept CPEC: former ambassador

Published: July 21, 2015
Former Ambassador Aminullah Raisani addresses a press conference in Quetta on July 21, 2015. PHOTO: INP

Former Ambassador Aminullah Raisani addresses a press conference in Quetta on July 21, 2015. PHOTO: INP

Former Ambassador Aminullah Raisani addresses a press conference in Quetta on July 21, 2015. PHOTO: INP Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurate CPEC projects through video link in Islamabad on April 20, 2015. PHOTO: PID

QUETTA: Former Ambassador to Oman Nawabzada Aminullah Raisani said on Tuesday India does not accept Gwadar-Kahsgar trade route of the China, Pakistan Economic Corridor.

“India and its intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), are involved in terrorist activities in the province to destabilise the country,” the former ambassador said, while addressing a press conference with former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani at the Quetta Press Club.

“Bomb blasts and targetted killings cannot stop the development work in the province,” said Aslam Raisani, adding the sacrifices of Pakistan Army won’t go to waste.

Read: Pakistan dismisses India’s concerns over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The southern corridor begins from Guangzhou, which is the third largest city of China in South Central China. This route moves towards western parts of China and connects Kashgar with Pakistan at Kunjarab, a point from where China wants to link to Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea.

Meanwhile, regarding the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the former chief minister said conspiracies against Pakistan Army were not acceptable, and the MQM should free itself from Altaf Hussain if it were a patriotic party.

Read: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ‘unacceptable’, Modi tells China

On June 1, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed concern over CPEC, saying Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “very strongly” raised the economic corridor issue during his recent visit to Beijing, and termed the project “unacceptable”.

“Prime minster during his visit took up the issue very firmly and spoke very strongly that the CPEC going through PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is unacceptable,” Swaraj had said at a press conference.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Liberal
    Jul 21, 2015 - 4:54PM

    We don’t care what India thinks, let India lost its night’s sleep over Pakistan’s progress and prosperity.Recommend

  • Pakistan
    Jul 21, 2015 - 6:02PM

    It is not only India. Look around there is another man who does not wish to annoy Modi. Guess who. Business first!Recommend

  • Pnpuri
    Jul 21, 2015 - 8:17PM

    CPEC proposed route through west Punjab.has a purpose namely a land route for China trade with India. The objections by India has relevance as India may not allow India China trade through this route as it passes through disputed territories. CPEC may flop until and unless India comes on board. For that may be Pakistan has to see that what was agreed at Ufa is implemented and there is improvement in relations between India and Pakistan.Recommend

  • Azi
    Aug 16, 2015 - 11:58PM

    Dont need India’s permission of agreement. It cant dare disrupt the route or progress simply because it just doesnt have enough courage. This is a minor issue compared to 26/11 even then India got cold feet after boasting of “surgical strikes” in Pakistan. I think we are wasting our time paying way too much attention than needed to India. Let it weep to sleep.Recommend

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