Pakistan Launches $8.2 Billion Railway Upgrade Project

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  1. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    $8.2b railtrack upgrade project wins go-ahead
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    At present, Pakistan Railways is picking up less than 4% of the traffic volume of the country. PHOTO: ONLINE
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    I can understand, with an economy of $288 billion, it's really too costly project of $8.5 billions.
    So, you're taking loans. Not only this project, but in many other fields too.
    Have your governments ever thought of repaying them?
     
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  3. aditya g

    aditya g Senior Member Senior Member

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    China has done this elsewhere. First give soft loans, and when the debtor is unable to pay back, agree to convert loan to equity ownership. Thus subverting the domestic control over national assets.
     
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    ab china hi bache pada karega pakiyo ke :biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2:
     
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    At the end, that is what gonna happen.
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Pakistan Special Administrative Region (SAR) of PRC will there be in our west.
     
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    and there name should be Shanzu-atif-alam:biggrin2::biggrin2:
     
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    I read this very differently. For the first time money is being earmarked for Infrastructure upgradation in Pakistan.
    China has done their homework very well, and we can see not only road, railway network being upgraded but also new Power Plants coming up.
     
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    HariPrasad-1 Senior Member Senior Member

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    This will end up in buying junk chinese engines which has a record of breaking down in its first run on shalimar express.
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    Yes they were swindled the last time by the Chinese and also South Koreans if I do recall.
     
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    Read some where that Paki were looking for Indian engines on lease after Chinese engines broke in scorching heat..


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    China is omnipresent in Pakistan. It seems it has already become an autonomous region of China like TAR (Tibetan Autonomous Region). It will soon me known as PAR (Pak Autonomous Region).

    Seriously, there are no free lunches. Pakistan will need to pay back the enormous loans it has taken not only from China but international lending agencies too like the IMF. They're already sunk in enormous debt and pay-back time is when it's going to hurt the economy real bad!
    Spot on! PAR will become a reality sooner than later!
     

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