There has distinctly been a remarkable moodswing on the part of Pakistan’s Prime Minister during his visit to China on the eve of the Winter Olympics. Having been a consistent critic of the project called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) before he assumed power, Imran Khan has concluded a fresh agreement with the authorities in Beijing to begin the second phase of the $60 billion project.Nay more, he has even praised what he once called a controversial project ~ in the perspective of Pakistan ~ emphasizing this time around that it had strategic significance for both countries. Mr Khan, it bears recall, had criticized the project for its inherent secrecy and “uneven investments” that in his reckoning had neglected certain provinces to the west of the Radcliffe Line. (Read More)
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