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Relevant parties should strengthen coordination on CPEC to create favorable conditions for the development projects, said Chinese embassy spokesman. -AFP/File
Relevant parties should strengthen coordination on CPEC to create favorable conditions for the development projects, said Chinese embassy spokesman. -AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: China on Saturday took notice of the recent political divide among local leaders over China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and urged the political parties to address their difference in order to create favourable conditions for the completion of CPEC project.

The People’s Republic hoped that the relevant political parties in Pakistan could strengthen communication and coordination on CPEC to create favorable conditions for the development projects.

A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Islamabad expressed the hope that “relevant parties should strengthen their communication and coordination on the matter”.

"We are ready to work with Pakistanis, to actively promote construction of CPEC projects, and bring tangible benefits to the people of the two countries,” the spokesman added.

Know more: The ‘P’ in CPEC: Pakistan or Punjab?

The spokesman further said that the multi-million dollar CPEC project is the consensus reached between China and Pakistan, and has won popular support from the people of the two countries.

“CPEC benefits Pakistan as a whole and will bring development and benefits to the people of the country,” he maintained.

Map courtesy: Planning Commission Map courtesy: Planning Commission

Earlier in the day, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said the government has addressed the reservations of all parliamentary parties of Balochistan regarding CPEC’s western route.

Ahsan Iqbal said Balochistan government has also assured full support in completion of the project, Radio Pakistan reported.

The incumbent government is determined to protect the national project as it is a game changer for the country and region, he added.

Comments (100) Closed

asad Jan 09, 2016 09:13pm

Please dont pass everything via Lhr, Pakistan is not Lahore only. Prev major project was motorway. Same things was happened M2 and M1 was inaugurated in 2004 by President Pervez Musharrafand operational since 30 October 2007. No royalty is given to KPK on dams rights. Dont make country hijack untill some1 from outside tell u to do so.

Changez_Khan Jan 09, 2016 09:19pm

Agree with China. Our dumb selfish politicians never think for the betterment of the country, they always think about their self interest, their ego always gets in the way, when will they ever learn?

Manmohan Jan 09, 2016 09:24pm

Petty politics in the name of democracy is hurdles for development. Pakistan and even India is not qualified for democratic politics as education level of voters still very low and we endup choosing non-sense politicians.

Khoja Jan 09, 2016 09:36pm

@Manmohan :

You can speak for yourself. Democracy, despite its drawback, is the best system of governance, educated or uneducated voters. Obviously, you know not much about non-democratic system or a democratic one.

msadiq Jan 09, 2016 09:36pm

@asad Kpk is not given any royalty for dams; M1, M2 were inaugurated by Mushy operational since2007 ! Everything CPEC passes through Lahore...! Are you sure about what you have written ! I fear you have no idea of development projects in Pakistan, let alone CPEC !

Goodhopes Jan 09, 2016 09:43pm

It's sad but true, Lahore is getting more than its fair share. The NS government should realize smaller provinces will play and none of the projects will get done, at the end Wadera Shahi and Elite will end up getting what they want.

Lucky Jan 09, 2016 09:56pm

except lahore, rest of the country is ignored area. this govt may give the living rights to rest of the country. the are putting all the eggs in there own pocket. sargodha, khushab, bhakar, mianwali, DI Khan are also the part of this country.

Shah Jan 09, 2016 09:58pm

I am afraid these ignorant/foolish Pakistani Politicians may not destroy the CPEC.

k k tiwari Jan 09, 2016 10:00pm

Later it can also benefit India for trade with China

bryan Jan 09, 2016 10:05pm

@Manmohan This is the only kind of politicians available in the world. Nations need to work with what is available. Democracy or not if a project of this magnitude requires a certain level of importance then it should be provided with it. Accepted that democratic nations have a bigger hurdle than non democratic ones. My experience of 16 years in large projects have convinced me that even if 30-40% of the desired objective is achieved then it is a great achievement. Also CPEC isn't a project it is actually playing contours for an industrialised Pakistan. However since its RoI will need to be examined and project costs could fly if not controlled on Costa and time.

Ahmed USA Jan 09, 2016 10:06pm

Politicians of Pakistan for once do something right... there is something called larger national interest... CPEC is for Pakistan and Pakistanis and each province should equally benefit from it... period...

N_Saq Jan 09, 2016 10:09pm

For the sake of the better future of Pak the CPEC must be completed as the Chinese embassy spokesperson said “CPEC benefits Pakistan as a whole and will bring development and benefits to the people of the country”.

People - this is a Chinese project not a Pakistani project. Pak govt has no choice but to follow the course of what the Chinese want but once completed all will benefit.

Hopefully, the Chinese can put some sense to the corrupt politicians and people of Pakistan.

Taimoor Jan 09, 2016 10:13pm

Question is if democray is really necessary for Pakistan as we are lead to believe? Where leaders are foucused in benefiting their own constituency at the cost of rest of the federation.

Real Truth Jan 09, 2016 10:15pm

@asad Two pieces of advice for you: - Please take a basic lesson around geography, or at least learn to read a map -- once you do, I trust you will stop targeting Lahore, unless you are just determined follow other blinds who are devoid of basic geographic sense. - Actually, you will also benefit from learning basic English language :-)

syed wasim haider Jan 09, 2016 10:15pm

When we shall show maturity? A shameful day for us when our best ally is showing uneasiness.

patriot Jan 09, 2016 10:16pm

Oh China engaged terms with incapable and most corrupt leaders. They don't have charisma nor the will to engage in such mega project. They wouldn't know where to start or finish and You expect them to resolve issues!!!

syed wasim haider Jan 09, 2016 10:17pm

@Manmohan Many time any sensible citizen of both these countries thinks like that.

Ashfaq Jan 09, 2016 10:20pm

Lions share attitude is not going to serve Pakistan at all.Abolishing rights of smaller provinces and favoring some particular organ is not in our favour.Once we accept the equal share of all stake holders, Gilgit-Baltistan to KPK and Baluchistan/Sindh then we are rightful to dream of some positive results out of the CPEC..

Nasir Jan 09, 2016 10:23pm

USA, Saudi Arabia and now China.

Saeed Masood Jan 09, 2016 10:25pm

This will make Khattak of KPK very happy...

Saeed Masood Jan 09, 2016 10:31pm

This will make Khattak of KPK happy, China will not ask to change the route of CPEC, they are asking Pakistan to learn to work together...

Qaiser Jalal Jan 09, 2016 10:32pm

Congrats to Ik, what he couldn't achieve via Dharrna,is about to achieve via Khattak.

AW Jan 09, 2016 10:35pm

CPEC seems like a great opportunity. However, the public disclosure of the agreement/s with China are warranted. The government has no right to approve agreements with foreign governments without public disclosure and without debate and ratification of the Parliament

LoyalPK Jan 09, 2016 10:48pm

@msadiq Wake up MR SADIQ. i think u might be living in another country. its going to be about 70 years for our independence. Check all records from 1953 when big and small Dams started to come in existence. How many are in what province and how much royalty they got. A fact is a Fact. KPK and Baluchistan were and are always getting smaller piece of the Pie and in some cases not at all. The most famous explanation center use to give was WELL PUNJAB has more population. So if they do does it makes other provinces fault. LOL .... and besides common sense dictates when u build a Dam or Get Gas from other provinces you have to pay them their royalty ...thats the law or Rule everywhere on the face of the earth ...NOT IN PK and Specially not for PUNJAB .... So if 18 million Pakistani want to see this country prosperous this whole punjab for punjabi concept has to be crushed and only the Ummah and pakistani identities has to be center of our existence.

Sachin Jan 09, 2016 10:49pm

China is used to crushing any local opposition to any massive project. In India Pakistan, political opposition cannot be crushed. It takes years to get anything done in India - Pak.

sheraz Jan 09, 2016 10:51pm

all these political parties are just playing their games to make their relative strong holds that they are working for their interest but in reality their are damaging Pakistan badly .... in this project every province has its part but one should not forget the fact that it should be passing through the more populeted areas and one should also not forget that its a international project and china is not a fool to play in the hands of plm'n to make it more as punjab china project ... the plan is well thought and it will be done as planned ..... we should support this instead of destroying it

JK Jan 09, 2016 10:52pm

Mark my word, China will walk away because of these politicians . All they care to score points and always politics above country's interest. Always Punjabi, balouchi or sindhi first then Pakistani. What a shame.

razi Jan 09, 2016 10:53pm

Please, for God sake, no politics or prejudices here. For once in life, try to act like true Pakistanis i.e., be honest. impartial and put in your best efforts. If you need help, seek advice of highly educated and experienced technocrats and academicians. This is not an opportunity that knocks on the door quite often, it is a rare opportunity which can literally change the fate of our people.

Yasir Saeed Jan 09, 2016 10:55pm


Well come up with facts rather than rhetorics.

Tariq Awan Jan 09, 2016 10:55pm

For KPK Chief Minister, Hazara is not KPK. When he says KPK, it means Nowshera and Peshawar! Thanks to PTI for creating 'Naya Pakistan'.

Muhammad Arshad Jan 09, 2016 10:58pm

Great News, pls focus on speedy completion of CPEC, instead of playing politics

Fast Jan 09, 2016 11:06pm

If cpec constructed some parties will not be able to get victim card votes that's why these parties will never allow to build cpec. But no force can derail this project. Inshallah!!!!

Iqbal Khan Jan 09, 2016 11:12pm

They consider Punjab as the whole of Pakistan. Can you tell them how much they spared out of $46 billion for KPK and Baluchistan development. KPK and Baluchistan are the provinces more affected by terrorism. Their so called industrial sector is devastated. Instead to give them favour of spending more of CPEC Pubjab oriented central govt has left no stone unturned of selfishness.

Zak Jan 09, 2016 11:13pm

Shameful that China has to ask the government to sort it out. PML-N look like amateurs , who are doing self interest , projects not Pakistan interest project.

Shahid Jan 09, 2016 11:20pm

China should do the right thing and announce projects in KPK too.

Karachitee Jan 09, 2016 11:20pm

Even this project will be finished successfully, people will be fighting over resources or premium on the shipment. There is so much mistrust among people of different areas that no one is ready to compromise. God bless Pakistan

Rahim Jan 09, 2016 11:22pm

PTI and JI are doing their best to make CPEC another Kalabagh dam. Petty political short sighted gain is destroying the future of our country. People do understand what is happening and they will decide with their votes in the next general elections in 2018. However precious time is at risk of being lost due to this political point scoring from Pervez khatak, Imran khan and JI.

Haroon Jan 09, 2016 11:35pm

@asad CPEC is a Chinese Project. Ask them about the approved design. It is like a Private project, not some public funding that has to be distributed among provinces. Also after Karachi the second biggest city of Pakistan is Lahore. If Karachi has the access to sea port then why Lahore should not have it?. If Karachi has the right to be a financial capital, then so does Lahore has the right to financial institutions and infrastructure. Also you forgot that Motorway project was not a Project of Musharraf. It was PMLN led project.

FAST Jan 09, 2016 11:35pm

@msadiq This is the Problem with this Nation. Ask a question to these parties and people why kala bagh dam should not construct?? their answer will be because it is in Lahore. will make everything controversial.

Mare Jan 09, 2016 11:47pm

Ridiculous!! It was PMLN which got this investment NOT PTI. No other party is crying besides PTI.

Rex Minor Jan 09, 2016 11:52pm


It's only PPP and PMLN who are the selfish politicians, KPK has improved way more than Punjab, Sindh and B'stan combined, they deserve the CPEC way more than Sindh and Punjab.

ayaz khan Jan 10, 2016 12:02am

Dear ahsan iqbal and shatifs, do not turn it into another kalabagh please Give kpk and Baluchistan their due share in this CPEC

Farhan Jan 10, 2016 12:35am

Here we go! Started seeing cracks in CPEC.

Pakistani Jan 10, 2016 12:48am

what a shame, At last Chinese sensed our selfish premier & got indulged.

confused Jan 10, 2016 12:57am

China doesn't need roads through Pakistan - China needs an oil pipeline from Gwadar to China. But anyone notice that CPEC doesn't include that. As such the benefit to China from CPEC is the money from the construction projects. Pakistan borrows money from China and is forced to hire Chinese Construction firms under no bid arrangements - where's the value added in that?

Muhammad Irfan Jan 10, 2016 01:04am

...our vision-less political parties & headless political leaders will make the CPEC a 'Kala Bagh' for the nation...!!

Rohail Jan 10, 2016 01:12am

There you go. Now try to make it Punjab Corridor and see it may not happen. Don't think about modifying the original plans to win next Punjab election. Give KPK and Baluchistan what they deserve. Punjab will never learned from past.

A Shah Jan 10, 2016 01:27am

CPEC is a complete shambles.

Cyrus Jan 10, 2016 01:41am

@asad ..... Goods have to go to Lahore and Karachi and Islamabad because that's where the money is. The Chinese want to buy and sell.

Cyrus Jan 10, 2016 01:45am

Politicians in Pakistan can only mess up the deal. When they are on the same page we will know it's the Last Days.

Cyrus Jan 10, 2016 01:46am

@Changez_Khan .... When will they ever grow up?

Amir Jan 10, 2016 01:56am

shameful to the Gov and provincial Govs but more to the Gov that China knows what is good for the country but not our polirical parties.

Cyrus Jan 10, 2016 01:58am

@Goodhopes ..... Lahore is central to economic progress. Crime ridden and congested Karachi can't lead. Neither can people living in mud houses. Punjab is the agricultural heartland.

Darr Jan 10, 2016 02:01am

@Goodhopes What has been done in Lahore has nothing to do with the Fed. All projects in Lahore are developed by the Provencial government, same can be done by each respective Provencial government.

P. New York Jan 10, 2016 02:32am

Isn't these roads supposed be work of experts and technical staff to map , most favorable , shortest possible route and safe passage: not pass to close frontiers: flood zone, earthquake landscape, now this has become fiefdom politics: perhaps Chinese engineers and expert steps in and decide which should be most feasible route: later on all provinces, districts, tehsils, deh, cities, villages etc can build roads to join main motorway/ highway.

Spooky Jan 10, 2016 03:17am

We got Three Sharifs from Punjab. CM,PM,COAS. (Like Three Musketeers). They work hard to put the country back in order. Cm Punjab Shahbaz is credible personality. He by him self go over seas & international communities to bring investment and business to Punjab and in the whole to Pakistan. Why the others four provinces CM cannot do the same? I am from KP. Our cynical un calibre Cm unable to encourage business and investment instead he favour the 90s confrontation politics.

Imran Jan 10, 2016 03:22am

Another Kalabagh Dam in the making -- thanks to PTI. The sad part is that poor IK has no idea how much damage he is doing the country to feed his own ego. The CPEC disparities should be resolved in one-on-one meetings of party leaders as opposed to using public political posturing laced with a sectarian tinge and Punjab bashing. Thanks to the brilliant move on CPEC by Khattak Sahab PTI has now become a party representing 1/2 a province. Perhaps it is for the best after all; some things never change.

Imran Jan 10, 2016 03:34am

@asad This is so absurd. I have never heard an American say, "please do not pass everything through NY or LA." or a Brit say "please do not pass everything through London." Why should a key economic project of Pakistan by-pass key economic and industrial hubs like Lahore and Karachi in favour of an undeveloped desert rife with security issues? It is just bad business to do so. Would you not drive an extra 10% distance if given the option to bypass an unsafe area? The provincial governments should first create a business-friendly environment in their provinces before they get on their high moral horses to threaten the federation with illegal actions to stop country's progress.

Khanra Jan 10, 2016 03:55am

We're at risk of losing chinese support because political parties who were against this project are now causing trouble because they want a bigger and bigger share. If China withdraws support, it's because of the opposition parties. The chinese decide which projects to invest in, and if they choose punjab, then it's probably because Punjab is investor friendly and not because of some conspiracy.

lafanga Jan 10, 2016 04:20am

Greedy and corrupt so called leaders are the worst enemies of Pakistan. I hope they don't mess this project up or its curtains for us. There won't be another CPEC.

Umer Salahuddin Jan 10, 2016 05:09am

For political number scoring and personal benefits political parties are trying to sabotage the CPEC project. They are helping those who do not want this project successful.

Truth Jan 10, 2016 05:59am

@Manmohan Yes exactly

Steve Boston Jan 10, 2016 06:04am

@Manmohan I do not think you are qualified to make the statement. India has flourished under Democracy and you statement does not hold any value.

asad lateef Jan 10, 2016 06:17am

this project is sponsored and financed by china.what china wants,do it or take highway.

Robin Akbar Jan 10, 2016 06:20am

We should a lesson from Chinese investment in Africa. Roads have been washed away with a single flood. Inferior product even the Chinese don't buy their own goods.

Zafar Ahmed Jan 10, 2016 08:00am

The ball is in 'N' league's court as major political parties of this country are voicing their concern on this CPEC , the matter should be sorted out with in the Senate & NA on urgent basis and all to benefit from the project and not to be limited to one province for maximum benefits.

ASAP Jan 10, 2016 08:09am

Whats problem with CHINA, it is Pakistan who has to choose route and china has to finance only nothing else is expected from Chinese( they try to bully every neighbor ).

amir Jan 10, 2016 08:59am

can baloch and pakhtoon nationals peace explain to me when your leaders are seen dotting around the pm everyday .they are seen in apc's .they are seen in an assortment of committees related to the cpec heck! they are even present at inaugurations of cpec projects dispensing rosy speeches .they complain its just a highway when questioned about it from NHA chairman and this is on record he says its a dual carriageway and if you don't know what that means then basically its motorway quality minus the one extra lane because of low traffic . there are dams being built in kpk .your leaders talk about sez's but recommendation for there established is down to the provincial governments themselves .look I'm not any supporter of the pmln but these double standards are beyond me when clearly the facts on ground present a different reality from the narrative these nationalists dispense. petty politics !

Ali Gohar Jan 10, 2016 09:01am

Remove Ahsan Iqbal from the planning commission and give this post to someone from Pukhtunkhwa or Baluchistan. Planning commission is the main culprit in this sordid affair which will cost dearly to the entire nation.

Ali Gohar Jan 10, 2016 09:06am

Let the Chinese decide which rout to take precedence strictly on the basis of economic viability and for the greater good of the underdeveloped areas of Pakistan.

MAA Jan 10, 2016 09:23am

If laws in Pakistan favour economic development without hassel the present government should quickly resolve the CPEC row immediately.

Khalid Jan 10, 2016 09:43am

Why not the federal govt share the working papers with KPK govt?

Zafar Ahmed Jan 10, 2016 09:56am

@asad Agree with you , I have a question for NHA & Islamabad , why they have not made a motorway earlier to connect Karachi to rest of the country , where the logististic /Heavy transport movement in & out from Karachi and it is the highest load transportation movement in Pakistan . Look at the pathetic condition of Super Hi- way & NHi-way in Sindh and both comes under federal government's control. All being spent only in one province !

HK Jan 10, 2016 10:10am

History shows that politicians get united only when it comes to their own share.

Iftikhar Khan Jan 10, 2016 10:16am

Nawaz Sharif has urned Pakistan into Punjabistan. Pakistan is not only Punjab. Loan is sought on the name of Pakistan and projectes and developement only for Punjab.

Azmat Shah Jan 10, 2016 10:53am

@msadiq At least his assertion regarding the non-payment of dues with regards to royality from dams is 100% correct. Islamabad owes KP more then 100bn in dues for royality

Najaf Jan 10, 2016 11:03am

Politicians are not fighting for people's rights. They are fighting for big money because wherever this cpec would pass through they would be making money out of it to maintain and for development -- and thats how they make money !

IBN E ASHFAQUE Jan 10, 2016 11:17am

CPEC is being disputed bit by everything must pass via Lahore.....I don't blame PML (N) for one province overshadows in population all the other three and AJK, this is the result.......Hence, the solution lies in making the divisions into provinces so that population and democratic power is diffused......

Goodhopes Jan 10, 2016 12:14pm

@Cyrus Since when? Most of the tax revenue is collected in Karachi not Lahore. Even under these adverse circumstances is there any denying that Karachi is the economic heart of the country. We should be giving KP, Baluchistan and upper Sindh a chance to develop. Plus Lahore is not suited strategically, which the Chinese also realize.

NON RESIDENT PAKISTANI Jan 10, 2016 12:18pm

This is the best chance to develop our suppressed areas, but our selfish politicians are finding it best chance to fill their pockets and by far they can only think about their constituency

Sallu Bhai Jan 10, 2016 12:27pm

@Rex Minor Stop spreading lies paid PTI troll. Schools, roads, social services are in despicable state in KPK. Unable to deliver anything and realizing defeat in KPK in 2018, PTI is making excuses and noise to divert people attention. Shame on them for hurting Pakistan for petty gains. Other than KPK no other province is crying.

Zombie Jan 10, 2016 02:03pm

Popular support between the people of two countries? I don't think this project is big for the Chinese people as is it is for the Pakistanis

Faruk Jan 10, 2016 02:23pm

Our politicians are problem to the country, PMLN thinks Lahore is Pakistan, Mr Prime minister think of the country not of your city Lahore. Listen to other political parties, all we here is China -Pakistan corridor , all the provinces should be treated equally and it should be shortest rout from Gawadar to Kashi not via Lahore.

adventurer Jan 10, 2016 02:48pm

Looking forward to the success of peace talk between India and Pakistan. Eventually the CPEC project would be to the benefit of all SAARC countries, such as trade and tourism etc.

SYED HASSAN HASEEB Jan 10, 2016 02:53pm

present rulers passed to this country via zia regime . before become minister the present PM had no experience of politics and management. last two of his govts in centre were total failure . this time we see what is going to happen,the way they are taking loans and spending without thinking and consultation . I don't understand why other prov were not involved in planning with centre such a project . what kind of democ is this,strange

Gustaakh Jan 10, 2016 03:20pm

We are our own worst enemy ! Experts at sabotaging everything good that comes to us and promoting every kind of evil that eventually threatens us.

Ali Jan 10, 2016 03:51pm

No one feel shame

Khan Jan 10, 2016 05:03pm

@JK The federal government is responsible for any controversy about CPEC, May 28 APC on CPEC was a remarkable show of unity but Nawaz Sharif and his ministers think Pakistan is only Punjab, especially Lahore. It's the central government making this project controversial and not the provincial. All the smaller provinces want their due share in development and progress, so why the guardians of federation backtracking from theur words?

Iqbal Khan Jan 10, 2016 05:48pm

@Imran because in the USA you cannot find any place left underdeveloped. They have a same standard of life everywhere in the USA. Their leadership has created trust among their people based on justice and equality. Alas to compare USA with Pakistan in this respect.

Iqbal Khan Jan 10, 2016 05:59pm

@Sallu Bhai that's just your speculations. If anybody's mind is stuck in status quo, like to become happy with ostentatious work such as (low standard) bridges, roads, buses, etc cannot become satisfied with civic amenities, for example, improving health, education, police, environment, etc. If you ever visit KPK, just compare the mentioned sectors with those of any other province. Beside look at the control over the menace of corruption. Have you seen any mega scandal in KPK in this govt. PTI is building institutions, not producing or increasing elites.

khanm Jan 10, 2016 06:37pm

we will always be divided cos we are not one nation like Chinese...folks... A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Iqbal Khan Jan 10, 2016 06:50pm

@amir in May last year in APC all agreed on Western route why diversion then. The central govt cheated some leaders while inaugurating N50, which was not part of CPEC but a highway funded by ADB earlier than CPEC.

Iqbal Khan Jan 10, 2016 06:53pm

@Khan agree

Talanga Jan 10, 2016 07:26pm

Is this another Kalabagh in the making? The credit goes to politicians and their greed of wealth from looting Pakistan.

Janbaz Jan 10, 2016 07:38pm

Chinese finances but advantage being manipulated to benefit India by routing the main highway as near to Wagha as possible for convenience of Indian trade activities. Chinese are not babies the project is likely to suffer. Hats off to the shortsighted politicians.

planner Jan 10, 2016 08:35pm

Apart from all the reservations and all counter arguments of disparities among sectors and provinces-which has been a long narrative of rendition of pakistani govt-CPEC is the peoject of whole nation. Neither it is the project of one city, province or region nor a particular class of society is going to benefited from it. Ultimately, it will change the fate and economic trajectory of whole nation. So the political and social sections do not need to describe the whole work in reprimended way however not beyond their due space amd limits. Political and security establishment should devise ways and means to effectively and smoothly execute the phase of construction by not letting hawks, anti-development and anti-state elements to spoil the long awaited and due perks of its geostrategic and geopolitical location.

peacemaker Jan 11, 2016 03:18am


do you think you know all inside story of CPEC.... its altogether different story than what it is projected to common public.

peacemaker Jan 11, 2016 03:20am

@Real Truth

this is real truth?

Khattak Jan 12, 2016 12:41am

@Iqbal Khan you're quite right KPk and Baluchistan is not in the grand plan of development and progression in Pakistan think-tank.... kpk and Baluchistan are only serving as a buffer zone for the rest of the country...

Jamshed Jan 12, 2016 12:55am

@Zak If China took notice the "monkey business" of our politicians then it must be very serious. And, yes they may entirely back off from the project. So unfortunate, we have such incompetent and selfish leadership.