CPEC: Reason behind Indian propaganda

Maemuna Sadaf

CHINA Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), minimally 46 and now a 62 billion dollar project. The project consists of Building road networks, railways, *ber op!c cables, energy pipelines, industrial clusters and special economic zones in Pakistan. China will provide funds as well as technical facili!es. CPEC will connect China and Pakistan to South and Central Asian Countries for trade and travelling while saving !me and cost. This facility would equally be available for all South Asian Countries including India. From the *rst day, India is opposing CPEC project rather than suppor!ng it. The project will bring prosperity, not to Pakistan but for the whole region.
Apparently, according to India, the reason behind the opposi! on of CPEC is the construc!on ofproject in Gilgit Bul!stan (former part of Jammu and Kashmir). India considers this area as disputed butin reality this area is a part of Pakistan. Being a part of Pakistan, a prosperous Gilgit Bul!stan is need ofthe hour. Pakistan has complete rights to construct roads and other facili!es in this area as well.India has never accepted Pakistan since independence. It desires to hurt the na!onal interests ofPakistan in every front. India has never supported any project, which may bring stability and prosperity in Pakistan. Irrespec!ve of the regional bene*t, India is opposing China, Pakistan friendship as well. Wri!ng more, According to Modi’s declared An!-Pakistan policy, India is struggling to isolatePakistan at regional and interna!onal level but Pakistan is connec!ng to the whole world through CPEC project. In past, Pakistan was declared among most of the insecure countries. Construc!on of CPEC and commencement of work in Gwadar Port has made the world to regain trust on Pakistan. Con!nua!on ofwork in Gwadar port has also proved the ability and professional capability of Security ins!tu!ons ofPakistan.
Hence, the Indian propaganda of declaring Pakistan a terrorist state has been rejected by theworld. Indian sponsored terrorism in Baluchistan has also failed to deter Chinese from working on theCPEC, as Pakistan is providing fool proof security to them. China invited India to join CPEC and get the bene*ts of the project but India has not le7 itsnega!ve policies and poli!cs. India has started opposing CPEC publically, calling this project as asovereignty 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 isopposing CPEC for mul!ple purposes, among which stopping Pakistan to gain economic prosperity. India, through its in8uence on Afghanistan, also proscribed it to join CPEC. Afghanistan will follow Indian policy regarding CPEC. Hence, India’s nega!ve policies and poli!cs are a hindrance in economic prosperity ofthe whole region. Concluding more, despite of Indian nega!ve propaganda and policies against Pakistan, CPEC willbe 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 Ini!a!ve) is now fastest and most e

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