Jan 8, 2017
Someone says ‘’China Pakistan Economic Corridor’’ (CPEC) is another East India Company (EIC)
Where the British Raj had entered in India with deception on the name of trade and business investment but later they encroached Indian sub-continent - overwhelmed & overpowered the entire state - they did not leave India but had been thrown out.
People in quandary are terming CPEC as trickery and guile & associating China with British entry as British shrewdly did with India - whereas Pakistan provincial govt. like KPK, Sindh & Baluchistan are in heat-debate with Federal govt. for not incorporating the province in CPEC conduit ignoring the benefit of the provinces instead keeping CPEC connected with Punjab only, said a provincial minister.
A burning discourse boiling among general public as well as political analysts enquiring
Ø Will CPEC elevate Pakistan in terms of its progression and prosperity? Or
Ø Will CPEC be a trap to get free access & work against the country? Or
Ø Will CPEC possibly be converting the country into China Colony? Or
Ø Will CPEC be an achieving point for the countries that had starry-eyed & evil look [since decades] to Pakistan HOT-WATER [unfreeze hot ocean}? Or
Ø Will CPEC be facilitating the partners [plans to join CPEC] getting them Pakistan enriched geopolitically-sound & the boundaries’ of most of the countries - a gateway to enjoy with ‘’Trade-centric’’ area - feasible to market their products through CPEC conduit? Or
Ø Will CPEC in the long run appear as Trade-Union like European Union engulfing South Asian states under its wing?
Ø Will CPEC be a viable and substantial source of revenue generating for Pakistan? Or
Ø Will CPEC be the best platform to get multi-dimensional business tactic and business mechanism to flourish & groom in Pakistan and products accessibility at cheapest rate from China & other partners as China is prevalent in US market reducing US own products? Or
Ø Will CPEC replace Pakistani product with Chinese, Iranian, Russian, Afghanistan and others states who gets entry in CPEC? Or
Ø Will CPEC attract ‘’open competition’’ in market economy that not only be beneficial for Pakistan but others too be enjoying the open race & as such the influx [unequivocally] be opening more avenues for the participants to buy and sell and vice versa.
Some says not alike EIC but CPEC will be fostering and flourishing multiple business adventure not only retail but corporate level – apart from manufactured items – Services industry too will get its boom because of trade centric attitude through this corridor.
CPEC will open doors for all stakeholders to get in Pakistan for trade adventurism – attracting investment in different economic portfolios that not only be profitable for the country but others too.
Such spontaneity in trade and business will be accelerating the pace of industrialization in the country – not only import and export will get its height but more employment opportunity will entail.
Pakistan therefore must allow the interested countries who intends to join CPEC conduit through a covenant - specifying levies and taxes with strict business discipline & moral ethics considering the impact on national economy and remedy thereof to safeguard not only the traders but the Pakistan too where the business taking place – the country must maintain always its upper hand.