CPEC 2018 will mark the 3rd decade of soviet defeat in Afghanistan and establishment of single super power named Uncle Sam. We got atomic weapons and US support, we got Jihadis, we got Shia Sunni divide, sectarian killing and none the less, the kind of Islamization which everyone disowns and still practices. The kind of Islamization that is hate and derogatory driven. Thanks to Mushi darling for breaking the shackles around media. The new generation is positive and expressive but sometime over passionate. The way they grill Mian Nawaz Shareef and Imran Khan on social media, depicts they have nothing else to do. Lack of employment and cheap internet is good source to take out your frustration on others and opponent parties. You might be thinking that I am acting like typical sales guy trying to sell tomatoes by showing oranges. No, it’s the age factor, when you get old you develop the habit of explaining preface and then build story on it.
What we will get out of CPEC?
Apparently the vibes are good and the way intellectually acting people in Pakistan say, “CPEC aagiya ha” reminds me of those days when their parents used to say “Hum ne Roos (Russia) tor dia”. I was 43 at that time and used to think, Afghanis land, Afghan Mujahideens and Uncle Sam’s cash and training and we call ourselves winners. This is not a new problem. The problem is in the soil of sub-continent. We like to glorify other’s success as ours and waste time debating and proving it. Recent indian movie Padmavat is a good example.
56 Billion USD of investment in Pakistan at the time when no one was interested to invest in is really a big symbol of friendship from China. It is the time from Pakistan’s side to capitalize this investment as source of confidence for other investments to come in Pakistan. The way these Chinese workers, Engineers are working they have literally done “Jungle main mungle”. Recently I saw couple of pictures of CPEC projects that were quite mesmerizing and made my day and I couldn’t stop saying “Shukriya Raheel Shareef”. He acted wisely on right time thrice in his career for Pakistan. First when he started Waziristan Operation without giving a falooda to Nawaz Shareef and Imran Khan who were not in a mood to use army. Second time was when he assured Chinese Government for the safety of CPEC routes and workers working on it. Thirdly when he went to Russia and break the ice in relationships between Pakistan and Russia wherein Pakistan is planning to buy aircraft’s from them and do joint military drills.
The big question is, will China respect Pakistan’s sovereignty because most of the people in administration prefer heavy pocket sovereignty just like those Arabs who sold some land to Jews running away from Europe and rest is history. Recently I heard Chinese language will be declared as official language of Pakistan. Language is identity and it will be like giving Pakistan to Chinese to run and do whatever they want to do, and making your own people useless piece of crap. Pakistan needs to make sure they get certain amount of jobs, certain number of employments and contracts should be wisely signed. We don’t want to end CPEC like reko diq.
Disclaimer: The pictures in this article are not owned by writer, I got them as forward message on social media.