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Okay it's been some five years since the launch of CPEC so we can have audit of progress and see if it has lived upto it's expectations. My view is it has delivered some progress but failed to bring substantive change to Pakistan as I would have liked to seen.

Frankly I am disappointed. What could have been has been missed. CPEC offered the possibility to entirely rework the economy of Pakistan. Bring about a revolution in the way the country traded and opened new vistas. Most importantly it offered the possibility of the corrupt, rentier parasite economic linkages that have taken root in Pakistan and are choking competition. What is wrong with Pakistan's economy? everything as it stands. When a economy of 200 million people can only generate $20 billion exports and the country is forced to live on the ex-pat worker remittances of $22 billion it tells us about what type of industry and trading class we have in Pakistan. They are just rent seekers who do not add value but just export basic products. A good example is Pink Salt which as we know is mined and exported raw to India for it to be processed and sold as brand India with 10 times value addition.

The present rent seeking, mafia economy is established along the eastern corridor which runs from Peshawar-Lahore-Multan-Sukker-Karachi. Decades of investment dating even from the British era rail system has laid infrastructure along this corridor. Rail and roads all go along this corridor discharging into the only port Karachi. The entire economic and trading system of 200 million people is hinged on Karachi as it is the port there thatr interfaces with the global economy. You want to import a truck from Japan, a car from Germany, a industrial lathe from France, Swiss clock for any of the 200 million purchasers in Pakistan those products will land at Karachi port and then move along the transport infra of the eastern corridor.

On the other hand whether your a salt miner in Khewra, a Lap;is Lazuli exporter in Peshawar, a sports manufacturer in Sialkot, a tile maker in Multan your goods will travel along that transport infra of the eastern corridor to be exported at Karachi port.

So the entire trading order is lynched on Karachi pivoted on Karachi and geared towards minimum value addition and reliant on subsidies or monopolies. Competition is seen as sin. This is why despite everything Pakistani industry will continue to be feeble and fail to take off like Bangladesh has. The rent seekers will just make excuses come PTI, PPP, PML.

The infographic below sums up the lay of the eastern corridor. Karachi is vital and is the final point where a national level "bhatta tax" is inflicted by various vested interests in that city which tend to be either PPP or MQM controlled. The entire 1,000 mile corridor will be get stuck here unless some money is not exchanged.

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CPEC however offered a tantalising possibility of breaking this entrenched rent seeking economic order thart has taken root over the decades with chockehold at Karach port that has the entire country hostage. As explained above the economic activity of 200 million people rests at the only port to the outside world.

How so? Gwadar. It offered the possibility of a new port. A possibility of a alternative that would break the chokehold of Karachi. It would offer a chance for a new economic corridor to open up. With it it would bring competition and finally some fresh vigour to the Pakistan economy. This would force change in the eastern corridor as monopoly would be broken with rise of Western economic corridor. Please refer to infographic below.

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For this to work though it is not enough to build a Port at Gwadar. It also needs the Western corridor built that would mean motorways and railways running north to Quetta-DG-Khan-Islamabad-Peshawar with one spur going to Multan-Lahore. The Chinese role was crucial as it would require at least $25 billion to build up the required infra to link Gwadar with 200 million people of Pakistan along the Western Corridor.

Sadly and tragically this has not happened. Gwadar Port has been built up but the Western Corridor only exists on paper. Some roads are being built but these will never rival the rail and motorway infra of the Eastern Corridor. So all trade will by definition continue rolling along the established eastern corridor, The present monopolies will continue to function as they are.

Frankly Gwadar Port is like a beached Whale that is not going anywhere. Let us just think from the POV of a exporter in Sialkot. Do you think you will send your products by truck or rail to Karachi and then have them trucked another 200 miles along the Makran Highway to Gwadar? You would be pretty dumb to do that. As you could easily use Port Qasim or Port Karachi. Why would you add another 200 miles of road and all the costs and time that would imply. For sake of using Gwadar? That is ridicalous.

The other possibilty is use the Quetta-Gwadar route or the alignment of the Western Corridior. The problem is the roads are terrible and law/order is not ideal. Why not just use the excellant M2-M3-M4-M5 motorways to Karach Port? So I am afraid as long as the Western Corridor does not recieve at least $25 billion to build proper motorway followed by proper security Gwadar will remain a beached whale and a white elephant with some ships forced to land there just for photo-ops.

Why the Chinese have not continued with CPEC with the gusto they showed at the outset is another subject we need to look at. But as thing stand CPEC has failed to bring transformation to Pakistan's economy. It has however brought some short term benefits. But sadly not the revolution we all hoped it would bring in.

CPEC has stalled.




In short why would you do this and add almost 200 miles transport costs so you can shout "GWADAR"?

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ML1 not started yet
Gwadar power plant still no sign of it
Gwadar Port extension nothing happening
Sukuur Hyderabad Motorway no work
Dhabeji Rashakai Gwadar Economic Zone nothing much on it
Havelian Dry port no work
660 MW Thar Coal Power plant work at snail pace
330 MW Thal Nova Thar Coal project not started
1320 MW SSRL Thar Coal project not started
600 MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar power Project still pending
Gwadar Eastbay delayed still under construction
Gwadar Airport working at snail pace
Gwadar hospital no sign of it
Gwadar free zone no work being done
Karachi Circular Railway LOL
Quetta Mass Transit nothing on ground
Peshawar Greater Circular Train Nothing on it
It park worth $1.2 billion in Islamabad nothing on it
Mohmand Marble City no work being done
AJK economic zone nothing being done


If someone says CPEC is still underway and is under construction he should shut up this Government is just not doing anything on CPEC these projects are the short and Medium term projects these doesn't include any long term projects

Yeah some Hydropower projects like Suki Kinari and Karot are under Construction while Kohala Azad Pattan are still pending
 

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Question is is Pakistan able to export what others countries need ? Another question do Pakistan know how to do marketing of its products ?
Yes I know I have already posted same questions and few others on some others thread.
 

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ML1 not started yet
Gwadar power plant still no sign of it
Gwadar Port extension nothing happening
Sukuur Hyderabad Motorway no work
Dhabeji Rashakai Gwadar Economic Zone nothing much on it
Havelian Dry port no work
660 MW Thar Coal Power plant work at snail pace
330 MW Thal Nova Thar Coal project not started
1320 MW SSRL Thar Coal project not started
600 MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar power Project still pending
Gwadar Eastbay delayed still under construction
Gwadar Airport working at snail pace
Gwadar hospital no sign of it
Gwadar free zone no work being done
Karachi Circular Railway LOL
Quetta Mass Transit nothing on ground
Peshawar Greater Circular Train Nothing on it
It park worth $1.2 billion in Islamabad nothing on it
Mohmand Marble City no work being done
AJK economic zone nothing being done


If someone says CPEC is still underway and is under construction he should shut up this Government is just not doing anything on CPEC these projects are the short and Medium term projects these doesn't include any long term projects

Yeah some Hydropower projects like Suki Kinari and Karot are under Construction while Kohala Azad Pattan are still pending
they must be waiting for fat pandit's return so that he can makes his 20% or for Sayyad ghardari to get his 35%
 

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Okay it's been some five years since the launch of CPEC so we can have audit of progress and see if it has lived upto it's expectations. My view is it has delivered some progress but failed to bring substantive change to Pakistan as I would have liked to seen.

Frankly I am disappointed. What could have been has been missed. CPEC offered the possibility to entirely rework the economy of Pakistan. Bring about a revolution in the way the country traded and opened new vistas. Most importantly it offered the possibility of the corrupt, rentier parasite economic linkages that have taken root in Pakistan and are choking competition. What is wrong with Pakistan's economy? everything as it stands. When a economy of 200 million people can only generate $20 billion exports and the country is forced to live on the ex-pat worker remittances of $22 billion it tells us about what type of industry and trading class we have in Pakistan. They are just rent seekers who do not add value but just export basic products. A good example is Pink Salt which as we know is mined and exported raw to India for it to be processed and sold as brand India with 10 times value addition.

The present rent seeking, mafia economy is established along the eastern corridor which runs from Peshawar-Lahore-Multan-Sukker-Karachi. Decades of investment dating even from the British era rail system has laid infrastructure along this corridor. Rail and roads all go along this corridor discharging into the only port Karachi. The entire economic and trading system of 200 million people is hinged on Karachi as it is the port there thatr interfaces with the global economy. You want to import a truck from Japan, a car from Germany, a industrial lathe from France, Swiss clock for any of the 200 million purchasers in Pakistan those products will land at Karachi port and then move along the transport infra of the eastern corridor.

On the other hand whether your a salt miner in Khewra, a Lap;is Lazuli exporter in Peshawar, a sports manufacturer in Sialkot, a tile maker in Multan your goods will travel along that transport infra of the eastern corridor to be exported at Karachi port.

So the entire trading order is lynched on Karachi pivoted on Karachi and geared towards minimum value addition and reliant on subsidies or monopolies. Competition is seen as sin. This is why despite everything Pakistani industry will continue to be feeble and fail to take off like Bangladesh has. The rent seekers will just make excuses come PTI, PPP, PML.

The infographic below sums up the lay of the eastern corridor. Karachi is vital and is the final point where a national level "bhatta tax" is inflicted by various vested interests in that city which tend to be either PPP or MQM controlled. The entire 1,000 mile corridor will be get stuck here unless some money is not exchanged.

View attachment 713009


CPEC however offered a tantalising possibility of breaking this entrenched rent seeking economic order thart has taken root over the decades with chockehold at Karach port that has the entire country hostage. As explained above the economic activity of 200 million people rests at the only port to the outside world.

How so? Gwadar. It offered the possibility of a new port. A possibility of a alternative that would break the chokehold of Karachi. It would offer a chance for a new economic corridor to open up. With it it would bring competition and finally some fresh vigour to the Pakistan economy. This would force change in the eastern corridor as monopoly would be broken with rise of Western economic corridor. Please refer to infographic below.

View attachment 713010


For this to work though it is not enough to build a Port at Gwadar. It also needs the Western corridor built that would mean motorways and railways running north to Quetta-DG-Khan-Islamabad-Peshawar with one spur going to Multan-Lahore. The Chinese role was crucial as it would require at least $25 billion to build up the required infra to link Gwadar with 200 million people of Pakistan along the Western Corridor.

Sadly and tragically this has not happened. Gwadar Port has been built up but the Western Corridor only exists on paper. Some roads are being built but these will never rival the rail and motorway infra of the Eastern Corridor. So all trade will by definition continue rolling along the established eastern corridor, The present monopolies will continue to function as they are.

Frankly Gwadar Port is like a beached Whale that is not going anywhere. Let us just think from the POV of a exporter in Sialkot. Do you think you will send your products by truck or rail to Karachi and then have them trucked another 200 miles along the Makran Highway to Gwadar? You would be pretty dumb to do that. As you could easily use Port Qasim or Port Karachi. Why would you add another 200 miles of road and all the costs and time that would imply. For sake of using Gwadar? That is ridicalous.

The other possibilty is use the Quetta-Gwadar route or the alignment of the Western Corridior. The problem is the roads are terrible and law/order is not ideal. Why not just use the excellant M2-M3-M4-M5 motorways to Karach Port? So I am afraid as long as the Western Corridor does not recieve at least $25 billion to build proper motorway followed by proper security Gwadar will remain a beached whale and a white elephant with some ships forced to land there just for photo-ops.

Why the Chinese have not continued with CPEC with the gusto they showed at the outset is another subject we need to look at. But as thing stand CPEC has failed to bring transformation to Pakistan's economy. It has however brought some short term benefits. But sadly not the revolution we all hoped it would bring in.

CPEC has stalled.




In short why would you do this and add almost 200 miles transport costs so you can shout "GWADAR"?

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And you are judging CPEC based on road maps ? 🤔😆

CPEC is a 40 years plan not 5 or 10 you do know that ?

Roads are just a small part of bigger picture which has SEZs, Infrastructure like power generation related Infrastructure.. then agricultural part of it... Tech part of it... I mean 2nd phase is just starting..
 

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Okay it's been some five years since the launch of CPEC so we can have audit of progress and see if it has lived upto it's expectations. My view is it has delivered some progress but failed to bring substantive change to Pakistan as I would have liked to seen.

Frankly I am disappointed. What could have been has been missed. CPEC offered the possibility to entirely rework the economy of Pakistan. Bring about a revolution in the way the country traded and opened new vistas. Most importantly it offered the possibility of the corrupt, rentier parasite economic linkages that have taken root in Pakistan and are choking competition. What is wrong with Pakistan's economy? everything as it stands. When a economy of 200 million people can only generate $20 billion exports and the country is forced to live on the ex-pat worker remittances of $22 billion it tells us about what type of industry and trading class we have in Pakistan. They are just rent seekers who do not add value but just export basic products. A good example is Pink Salt which as we know is mined and exported raw to India for it to be processed and sold as brand India with 10 times value addition.

The present rent seeking, mafia economy is established along the eastern corridor which runs from Peshawar-Lahore-Multan-Sukker-Karachi. Decades of investment dating even from the British era rail system has laid infrastructure along this corridor. Rail and roads all go along this corridor discharging into the only port Karachi. The entire economic and trading system of 200 million people is hinged on Karachi as it is the port there thatr interfaces with the global economy. You want to import a truck from Japan, a car from Germany, a industrial lathe from France, Swiss clock for any of the 200 million purchasers in Pakistan those products will land at Karachi port and then move along the transport infra of the eastern corridor.

On the other hand whether your a salt miner in Khewra, a Lap;is Lazuli exporter in Peshawar, a sports manufacturer in Sialkot, a tile maker in Multan your goods will travel along that transport infra of the eastern corridor to be exported at Karachi port.

So the entire trading order is lynched on Karachi pivoted on Karachi and geared towards minimum value addition and reliant on subsidies or monopolies. Competition is seen as sin. This is why despite everything Pakistani industry will continue to be feeble and fail to take off like Bangladesh has. The rent seekers will just make excuses come PTI, PPP, PML.

The infographic below sums up the lay of the eastern corridor. Karachi is vital and is the final point where a national level "bhatta tax" is inflicted by various vested interests in that city which tend to be either PPP or MQM controlled. The entire 1,000 mile corridor will be get stuck here unless some money is not exchanged.

View attachment 713009


CPEC however offered a tantalising possibility of breaking this entrenched rent seeking economic order thart has taken root over the decades with chockehold at Karach port that has the entire country hostage. As explained above the economic activity of 200 million people rests at the only port to the outside world.

How so? Gwadar. It offered the possibility of a new port. A possibility of a alternative that would break the chokehold of Karachi. It would offer a chance for a new economic corridor to open up. With it it would bring competition and finally some fresh vigour to the Pakistan economy. This would force change in the eastern corridor as monopoly would be broken with rise of Western economic corridor. Please refer to infographic below.

View attachment 713010


For this to work though it is not enough to build a Port at Gwadar. It also needs the Western corridor built that would mean motorways and railways running north to Quetta-DG-Khan-Islamabad-Peshawar with one spur going to Multan-Lahore. The Chinese role was crucial as it would require at least $25 billion to build up the required infra to link Gwadar with 200 million people of Pakistan along the Western Corridor.

Sadly and tragically this has not happened. Gwadar Port has been built up but the Western Corridor only exists on paper. Some roads are being built but these will never rival the rail and motorway infra of the Eastern Corridor. So all trade will by definition continue rolling along the established eastern corridor, The present monopolies will continue to function as they are.

Frankly Gwadar Port is like a beached Whale that is not going anywhere. Let us just think from the POV of a exporter in Sialkot. Do you think you will send your products by truck or rail to Karachi and then have them trucked another 200 miles along the Makran Highway to Gwadar? You would be pretty dumb to do that. As you could easily use Port Qasim or Port Karachi. Why would you add another 200 miles of road and all the costs and time that would imply. For sake of using Gwadar? That is ridicalous.

The other possibilty is use the Quetta-Gwadar route or the alignment of the Western Corridior. The problem is the roads are terrible and law/order is not ideal. Why not just use the excellant M2-M3-M4-M5 motorways to Karach Port? So I am afraid as long as the Western Corridor does not recieve at least $25 billion to build proper motorway followed by proper security Gwadar will remain a beached whale and a white elephant with some ships forced to land there just for photo-ops.

Why the Chinese have not continued with CPEC with the gusto they showed at the outset is another subject we need to look at. But as thing stand CPEC has failed to bring transformation to Pakistan's economy. It has however brought some short term benefits. But sadly not the revolution we all hoped it would bring in.

CPEC has stalled.




In short why would you do this and add almost 200 miles transport costs so you can shout "GWADAR"?

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This is why a Retired General Saab are put in-charge of CPEC. Things were slowing down and then Covid19 hit it hard.

Relax PDF General Sir, things will pick-up the pace from mid-to-end of 2021 :)
 

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Development of Gwadar is the end of Dubai project
Economic development of Pakistan is end of GCC's monopoly in ummah
Don't discount Iran as well... they are at their best because chips are down
and then in all that there is GCC, India, US nexus and all have different reasons to not let this project to reach it's potential
Now I am afraid it will be not materialized and will rather convert into a military project. Pakistan's establishment, policy makers has the history of making blunders and loosing opportunities given on platter. When GCC needed Pakistan, she could've had made a deal for better business opportunities but they instead settled on gulami and personal grants.
When US needed Pakistan, they settled on few F 16s and few billion in personal pockets. Could've had made strategic gains in economy and development of it's people.
Now china needs Pakistan and Pakistan is settling on roads, and loans. Pakistan needs to be the hub for China's industry and should be materializing chinese industry's relocation in Pakistan.
 

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It's the one man one vote system, make all interest groups sucking blood of Pakistan.

Infrastructure is just infrastructure. Road, railway, power stations, power grid, ports are tools, it's the man who using the tools made life meaningful and different.

There was no country on earth got prosperous by adopting western political system.
  • Korea is set up , hijacked, controlled and funded by US. Korea actually is a cooperation Samsung covered by a country.
  • Taiwan is set up, hijacked, controlled and funded by US, same as Korea. Taiwan developed fast when Chiang Ching-kuo rules, no one man one vote, but declining when western political system adopted. Taiwan economy is still ok, not because of western political system, but the huge market of mainland China.
  • HK was prosperous because of it was the only place for western power to do business with China, and declining when China opened up more cities. and most importantly HKer has no voting rights at all when British was in charge.
  • Singapore was prosperous, because of Strait of Malacca and LKY. While Singapore was one party state just like China which adopted meritocracy.

The western countries got prosperous by looting others for centuries, and then became what they are nowadays, then start declining because of one man one vote system.

And by the way, one man one vote can be anything.
  • Most African countries has one man one vote, but literally corrupted, disordered, disorganized, decayed.
  • Philippine has US constitution, and one man one vote, but just a bunch of oligarchies running the islands.
  • Thailand has one man one vote, but coup every 2 -4 years. It's the 21st coup going on.
  • The list goes on.

Let's those illiteracies vote and decide the fate of the country, is very irresponsible.

Any country which want to get prospers should not copy those western countries, but those developing countries which is developing faster than others, such as Vietnam, China. Korea, Taiwan is good case study, but Pakistan should take a very careful looks at Korea, Taiwan 60s-90s not nowadays.

It's the political will and people built Pakistan, infrastructure can be a starter, an engine, but the driving power still in the hands of Pakistanis.
 
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Okay it's been some five years since the launch of CPEC so we can have audit of progress and see if it has lived upto it's expectations. My view is it has delivered some progress but failed to bring substantive change to Pakistan as I would have liked to seen.

Frankly I am disappointed. What could have been has been missed. CPEC offered the possibility to entirely rework the economy of Pakistan. Bring about a revolution in the way the country traded and opened new vistas. Most importantly it offered the possibility of the corrupt, rentier parasite economic linkages that have taken root in Pakistan and are choking competition. What is wrong with Pakistan's economy? everything as it stands. When a economy of 200 million people can only generate $20 billion exports and the country is forced to live on the ex-pat worker remittances of $22 billion it tells us about what type of industry and trading class we have in Pakistan. They are just rent seekers who do not add value but just export basic products. A good example is Pink Salt which as we know is mined and exported raw to India for it to be processed and sold as brand India with 10 times value addition.

The present rent seeking, mafia economy is established along the eastern corridor which runs from Peshawar-Lahore-Multan-Sukker-Karachi. Decades of investment dating even from the British era rail system has laid infrastructure along this corridor. Rail and roads all go along this corridor discharging into the only port Karachi. The entire economic and trading system of 200 million people is hinged on Karachi as it is the port there thatr interfaces with the global economy. You want to import a truck from Japan, a car from Germany, a industrial lathe from France, Swiss clock for any of the 200 million purchasers in Pakistan those products will land at Karachi port and then move along the transport infra of the eastern corridor.

On the other hand whether your a salt miner in Khewra, a Lap;is Lazuli exporter in Peshawar, a sports manufacturer in Sialkot, a tile maker in Multan your goods will travel along that transport infra of the eastern corridor to be exported at Karachi port.

So the entire trading order is lynched on Karachi pivoted on Karachi and geared towards minimum value addition and reliant on subsidies or monopolies. Competition is seen as sin. This is why despite everything Pakistani industry will continue to be feeble and fail to take off like Bangladesh has. The rent seekers will just make excuses come PTI, PPP, PML.

The infographic below sums up the lay of the eastern corridor. Karachi is vital and is the final point where a national level "bhatta tax" is inflicted by various vested interests in that city which tend to be either PPP or MQM controlled. The entire 1,000 mile corridor will be get stuck here unless some money is not exchanged.

View attachment 713009


CPEC however offered a tantalising possibility of breaking this entrenched rent seeking economic order thart has taken root over the decades with chockehold at Karach port that has the entire country hostage. As explained above the economic activity of 200 million people rests at the only port to the outside world.

How so? Gwadar. It offered the possibility of a new port. A possibility of a alternative that would break the chokehold of Karachi. It would offer a chance for a new economic corridor to open up. With it it would bring competition and finally some fresh vigour to the Pakistan economy. This would force change in the eastern corridor as monopoly would be broken with rise of Western economic corridor. Please refer to infographic below.

View attachment 713010


For this to work though it is not enough to build a Port at Gwadar. It also needs the Western corridor built that would mean motorways and railways running north to Quetta-DG-Khan-Islamabad-Peshawar with one spur going to Multan-Lahore. The Chinese role was crucial as it would require at least $25 billion to build up the required infra to link Gwadar with 200 million people of Pakistan along the Western Corridor.

Sadly and tragically this has not happened. Gwadar Port has been built up but the Western Corridor only exists on paper. Some roads are being built but these will never rival the rail and motorway infra of the Eastern Corridor. So all trade will by definition continue rolling along the established eastern corridor, The present monopolies will continue to function as they are.

Frankly Gwadar Port is like a beached Whale that is not going anywhere. Let us just think from the POV of a exporter in Sialkot. Do you think you will send your products by truck or rail to Karachi and then have them trucked another 200 miles along the Makran Highway to Gwadar? You would be pretty dumb to do that. As you could easily use Port Qasim or Port Karachi. Why would you add another 200 miles of road and all the costs and time that would imply. For sake of using Gwadar? That is ridicalous.

The other possibilty is use the Quetta-Gwadar route or the alignment of the Western Corridior. The problem is the roads are terrible and law/order is not ideal. Why not just use the excellant M2-M3-M4-M5 motorways to Karach Port? So I am afraid as long as the Western Corridor does not recieve at least $25 billion to build proper motorway followed by proper security Gwadar will remain a beached whale and a white elephant with some ships forced to land there just for photo-ops.

Why the Chinese have not continued with CPEC with the gusto they showed at the outset is another subject we need to look at. But as thing stand CPEC has failed to bring transformation to Pakistan's economy. It has however brought some short term benefits. But sadly not the revolution we all hoped it would bring in.

CPEC has stalled.




In short why would you do this and add almost 200 miles transport costs so you can shout "GWADAR"?

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CPEC started in 2013 and you want outcomes in 7-years?? Dude, you have ZERO concept of INFRASTRUCTURE strategic outcomes. Let me give you an example. I did a project of $200 Million Dollars in 2012, and it was only in 2020 that I achieved the Revenue, Financial and technical objectives of this project !! And here you are going on about a giant $62 Billion dollar project !! For God sakes!

You are suppose to be 'Elite Member' but unfortunately there is nothing ELITE about this thread and your post.
 

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Brother the actually issue is is that CPEC is all about Maritime infrastructure off GwaDAr. The previous government successfully managed to ensure that nothing actually at Gwadar was built however it is not the case now. At least since last year, projects are now up coming and hopefully it will succeed. Without Maritime infrastructure at Gwadar, CPEC is just an extension of Karakoram highway...period

no matter how many Left right projects and Highways you built, if there are no maritime infrastructure at Gwadar, cpec is bound to fail.... A strategy successfully adopted by previous govt
 
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I am not trolling or such just asking Pakistani friends on PDF that how can CPEC actually help Pakistan. As far as I know,

1. The Chinese workers working on the projects and raw materials for the same are coming from China.

2. It is a bilateral corridor hence Chinese products will flood into Pakistani markets and minimal will be sent to China as Pakistan doesn’t have a manufacturing industry to that level.

3. 62 Billion dollar loan is being given to Pakistan by China including an amount as investment, that amount is being spent by Pakistan on Chinese workers and raw materials hence all the money is returning to China and Pakistan is getting free loans.

I’m just curious so don’t curse me pls.
 

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