Long-simmering Baloch resentment at being ignored by the Punjabi elite in the country’s development, local economic issues, anti-China sentiments, growing Islamic radicalization, and above all – the sense of humiliation at being treated as second class citizens in their own country, subservient to the interests of the godless Chinese military-industrial complex and the Pakistani state’s narrow vision of its own identity.
Gwadar is the culmination point of the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Gwadar the port city has strategic importance due to the presence of Chinese workers and investment. 2 children who were playing nearby were killed while one Chinese national was among several others who sustained injuries.
The outcome of recent meetings between the two countries reveals significant scaling down of Pakistan`s expectations The Pakistani side clarified that the debt situation is being monitored Pakistan has been unable to secure any favourable consideration including the concessionary loan at an interest rate of one per cent
A wall measuring 10 feet in height is going to cover the length of 30 km. Security experts believe that since the PLA is working at a war scale to establish a military base in Gwadar. Baloch nationalists and leaders in exile argue that fencing is to ensure a rapid demographic change in the region by replacing Balochis with Punjabis and Pakhtuns.
The CPEC, other than saddling Islamabad with debt, has other issues now--corruption and scuffles between Chinese labourers and Pakistani soldiers. One such incident of July 21 has come to light in which physical altercation took place between Chinese labourers and Pakistan protection party. The incident happened in Pakistan's most populated Punjab Province's Bahawalpur district between 6.30 am-6.45 am.