Fearing Baloch insurgents, China drops Gwadar and chose the port of Karachi

Wednesday 13th October 2021 06:48 EDT

Karachi: Fearing Baloch insurgents in Pakistan's Balochistan province, Pakistan and China have now abandoned the decision to make the port of Gwadar the center of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor project. The plan by China and Pakistan is aimed at insurgents in Balochistan and attacks are on the rise.

China's CPIC project is part of its Belt and Road project. Recently, Pakistan and China agreed on a plan to develop the port of Karachi. The city of Karachi is also considered as the capital of Sindh province and the center of economic development of Pakistan.

Acording to information released by Pakistan, China is going to spend about three and a half billion dollars behind this project. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman also confirmed the reports. The plan of Karachi Port includes development of port, development of other ports for fishing and establishment of trade zone in an area of 640 hectares.

There will also be a bridge that will connect the port of Karachi with Manora Island. But for good reason, China is taking an interest in it. This means that China used to focus on the port of Gwadar but now it is focusing on Karachi.

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