Balochistan a ‘no go area’: China tells its nationals

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    Balochistan a ‘no go area’: China tells its nationals


    By Frontier India | October 8th, 2010 | Category: Asia, Latest | 2 comments


    China has reportedly declared Balochistan as ‘no go area’ for its nationals due to which development work on a number of projects has been stalled. This was revealed at a recent meeting held in the Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) convened to discuss security situation in Gaddani (Balochistan) in relation to 1000-1200 MW imported coal based informed the meeting that in 2007, PPIB advertised the integrated 1000-1200 MW Imported Coal based Power Projects near Karachi.

    After the evaluation process two companies AES Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Mitsui & Co were issued Letter of Interest (LoI), for the conduct of feasibility study for two mutually exclusive projects. Both sponsors conducted their independent site surveys and identified the area on the southern boundary of Gaddani ship-breaking yard as the most suitable location to set up the projects. Subsequently Mitsui withdrew due to financial crunch. AES is still pursuing the project. But the progress is slow due to security issues and the travel advisory issued by the Chinese Embassy in Karachi.

    Additional Secretary urged the representative of AES, Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal to elaborate on the issue and the mitigating measures, which AES proposes. He made a presentation with the help of maps and clarified that all Balochistan was a no-go area for Chinese personnel. he said that the Hub Chowki had a higher threat level.

    Baloch freedom fighters had attacked Chinese engineers on several occasions in different parts of Balochistan. Baloch armed groups have warned the foreign investors against any investment or assistance with Pakistani state in Balochistan as it’s a war zone.
     
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    What about Chinese projects in Baloochistan area. there are many critical Chinese projects which will be in that area.Looks like our Intelligence agencies have started to work properly in Baluchistan to secure our interest or rather to unsecure(hurt) Interests of our enemies.
     
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    A body blow to the Pakistani development.

    I am surprised that the Chinese are not ready to go into the area. I am sure the Pakistan Army can give them protection since these projects are important for Pakistan's development or does Pakistan seriously want this area to remain underdeveloped and poverty stricken?
     
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    What will happen to Gwadar port and the silly chinese string of pearl dream??
     
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    Very surprising!

    China intends to use Pakistan as a transit point for trade with ME, CAR and EU which will significantly cut down on the time it takes to transport the goods by a near 25%, wonder why would they back off, the reason sighted cant be digested.

    security! when were the Chinese concerned about that? As such they have no real regard for a human life so what if a few Chinese nationals was killed in bargain, if they could have carried on thus far, why back off now, something else seems to be at play.

    I thought it was only some Indian sites carrying this news but its there in Pakistani media as well.

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    Looks like USA has more influence in Pakistan then the Chinese thought.
     
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    ok, Frontier India did not post the complete report, they have just reported a part of the news.

    Mitsui & Co backed off on basis of financial crunch, acceptable.

    AES has security concerns and there is a plan being discussed to address those security concerns, again acceptable.
     
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    Ritesh if this were the case Chinese would also drop their investments in places like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc... All Chinese companies are financed / owned by the Chinese Govt in one way or another ;this is not a legitimate excuse, for a free market /democratic nation's corporation yes; for a communist owned company no. Where is the financial crunch when the profits and cost savings are there?? There is much more to this then people realize and in many ways it is a major victory for the Baluchi people.
     
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    Music to my ears. muah..
     
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    Not only Balochistan. Even earlier, there were attacks on Chinese in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, as a result of which, now the Pakistanis have begged the Chinese to deploy troops so that Chinese workers building a railway will not be attacked.

    I am pretty sure India has a role to play in these concerted attacks on Chinese in Pakistan.

    Note the following news articles: Bugti's son offers Rs 1bn bounty for Mushrraf's head - The Times of India
     
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    India is a peace-loving country and does not interfere with the internal affairs of another country.

    Further, without being cynical, is RAW really up to it?

    Was rather a damp squib as far as Kargil was concerned.

    That apart, the GoI is so politically correct when it comes to China wherein they bend backwards to accommodate even the most preposterous emanating from China!!
     
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    Ray Sir, you are right in what you are saying. That is indeed the official stance of the Government of India.
     
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    Considering Pakistani dependence on China, if vital interests of Chinese are attacked like Gwadar port and too many Chinese are killed, then PLA would deploy its troops to launch attacks on Baloch fighters. Ferocity and all that apart, that would be a serious situation since PLA would ruthlessly smash these rebels without any mercy once they get Pak's green light.

    If RAW is indeed up in arms with this, they shouldn't waste their time in Balochistan and rather focus on Gilgit-Baltistan region since it is OUR territory that Pakistan has illegally encroached upon thanks to Nehru's idiocy.
     
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    Well I see the Balochis are behaving like the Maoists in our country.
     
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    If PLA get involved in Baloochistan I am sure USA and India will not be Idle. Baloochistan will be Afganistan for China. They will bleed . its not 1970 that attrocities against people will be neglected. If China enters Baloochistan it will be preparing ground work to divide Pakistan.
     
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    no, baluchistan is their east pakistan and now bangladesh but where legitimacy for a separate nation lies squarely with the baluchis, where the oppression is as much where people disappear and where target killing is a daily feature and a region which is not at all talked about.

    our maoists are their taliban, the ttp, who want their type of rule to prevail!
     
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    No . difference between Balochis are that they are truly supressed by the pak army and are facing genocide.maoist on the other hand making use of social order problem for their ideological gain.Balochis struggle is genuine but maoists struggle is opportunistic.
     

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