Jeopardize OBOR - BY: Asad Khan Betini

image Chinaís one belt one road (OBOR) is changing the world order since it is leading china to influence the western European market. Chinese liberal policy in terms of trade is being viewed as a windfall while CPEC being part of it is the foundation milestone of the project. China is Pakistanís time tested friend and has always backed Pakistan economically and logistically despite Islamabadís cuddling with Washington. Sino-Pak friendship is a firm knot which canít be unlocked but yet it seems that conspiracies have amplified to imbalance Sino-Pak relations and may endanger the grant. India has recently put proposals before china to reconsider Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar (BCIM) as an alternate corridor. India has also resorted to develop Chabahar and Abbass ports to improve trade with Iran and Afghanistan. Indiaís participation in developing Iranís Chabahar port with an investment of $85.21 million is being viewed as dominant role in South Asia. Dehliís investment in Chabahar port will definitely permit India to access & control the Strait of Hormuz that will even provide Israel an access to the Strait of Hormuz for the reason that India is Israelís time-test friend.
On the other hand, India has raised concerns over growing militant hideouts in Pakistan, India is also proposing China to unleash Pakistanís secret support to militants that is threatening the regional security and stability, even BRICS summit was predisposed by India to speak on Islamabadís role on terrorism that brought china to play part for Indian bogey.
Accordingly, India has made reservations that East Turkistan Islamic Party (ECIP) is becoming threat to Chinese projects in deep state with sanctuaries in Tribal areas of Pakistan, but all these claims are yet unacceptable to China since Indo-US and Israelís nexus is getting stronger and India has been identified as the largest recipient of U.S economic assistance.US may endanger the track of Chinaís One Belt One Road (OBOR) once India gains itís access and control Chabahar port.
India aspired to play more dominant role in South Asia and it is openly believed that India intensified itís attacks through proxy militants in Pakistani resource rich province ďBalochistanĒ and yet engaged in destruction activities, target killings, bomb blasting in Balochistan but security apparatus in Baluchistan has failed to counter terrorism.
This is not a portent anymore rather a fact, Kulbhoshan Jadhav has claimed all responsibilities for the operations carried out in Pakistani mineral rich province yet Indo-US plans are to reinvigorate Free Balochistan Movement through fund raising campaigns abroad which is deeply seen as a threat to the existence of Pakistan. It may knock Pakistanís nuclear doctrine to save itís self from foreign aggression, China strongly backs Pakistan in a bid to protect its OBORís objectives.
Indo-Us fulcrum is seen as a threat by china since US is concerned with Chinese liberal influence in the Western Europe. China is softly influencing the international market particularly developing countries are now getting loans from Chinese International Investment bank (CIIB) rather than World Bank or IMF.
The world order is slowly spinning and CPEC is becoming game changer project in the region. Pakistan needs to promote its education sector, enhance security apparatus and ensure development, friendship and peace with the neighboring countries for the long term to make it more successful. Pakistan needs to promote Islamic coalition bloc and must arbitrate between Saudi and Iran for dťtente, even Chinese foreign direct investments can fulfill the needs of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, so Pakistan must step forward to integrate Muslim brotherhood.
The Writer is Balochistan Based Freelance Journalist Ė He can be reached at

Posted on Nov 27, 17 | 5:35 am