Ruckus against China in PoK over illegal dams construction

Pakistan and China were strongly opposed in MuKaffarabad of PoK in view of illegal dams being built on the Neelum and Jhelum rivers, including the Kohla hydro project.

Extensive demonstrations were held against China and Pakistan at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the wake of illegal dams being built on the Neelam and Jhelum rivers, including the Kohala Hydropower projects.

The protesters have described the construction of these dams against the environment. A social media campaign is also being run for this. On Twitter (Twitter trend) the hashtag #SaveRiversSaveAJK campaign has been launched so that the matter reaches the global stage.

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The protesters have questioned what law has been reached between Pakistan and China under which law in the disputed area. They say that Pakistan and China are violating UN Security Council resolutions.

In Dam, China is investing money in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan is preparing to build a dam with Chinese help. On Wednesday, the government of Pakistan signed a US $ 5.8 billion joint agreement between the Chinese government company (China Power) and the Pakistan Army’s dam construction company (Frontier Works Organization-FWO).

India protests, India opposes

PoK’s Diamer-Besha dam being built in Gilgit-Baltistan, calling it a violation of sovereignty. India said that it is not right to start such projects in the illegally occupied area of ​​Pakistan. Explain that the budget of this dam is 1406 billion Pakistani rupees. This project is to be completed by 2028.

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CPEC becomes China’s throat

The China-Pak Economic Corridor has now become a drag of the dragon’s throat. Even after spending billions of money, China is not getting the benefit for which it had invested 60 billion dollars. Politics is also at its peak in Pakistan. At the same time, Pakistani leaders, immersed in corruption, are also taking a major toll on road construction work.

China is afraid of sinking Investment

After investing $ 60 billion in CPEC, China is seen wading the whole plan. Local people of Gilgit Baltistan and PoK are also against this project. Pakistan’s politics also remains a problem for China. Attacks on Chinese civilians working in tribal areas have also increased.

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Returning debt to Pakistan became a problem

As of December 2019, Pakistan had taken nearly $ 21.7 billion in loans from China for the CPEC project. Of this, $ 15 billion was borrowed by the Chinese government and the remaining $ 6.7 billion was taken from the financial institutions. Now returning this debt to Pakistan has become a big problem. Pakistan has only 10 billion dollars of foreign exchange reserves and cannot return such a huge amount of money to China.

India’s aim is to encircle

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China by investing heavily in PoK and trying to establish itself. PoK seems to be the most suitable place to surround India. Taking full advantage of the situation in Pakistan, China is building a large-scale infrastructure here. So that it can increase pressure on India from both sides of Kashmir.

PM Imran Khan was also present

During the signing of the agreement, Prime Minister Imran Khan was also present during the signing of the agreement with the Jezuba of China for the ‘Azad Port Hydroelectric Project’ at a function in Islamabad. 

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The project is on the Jhelum River in the Sudhanoti district of PoK and is expected to be completed in 2026. The project is part of the ambitious Sino-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).