China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is not just a road. It is a combination of multiple projects like roads, energy, infrastructure, port, and various industries. Gwadar is a focal point to serve as a port, to be connected to Khunjerab through multiple routes and will serve different markets and destinations.
The said project is probably going to be third game changer for Pakistan. First was Bangladesh March 26, 1971 , second was Nuclear Test 28 May 1998 and now for this third one there are so many ifs & buts till it is operational. Is this a normal feature to be uncertain about any project we start? No, it is not always. It is said “Where there is a will, there is a way”, true, but in this specific case will of two independent nations is to be tested for about fifteen years (2015–2030). As the name implies “economic corridor” itself is too lucrative for the world. Since the existence of human society this phenomenon is converted from struggle to war which is going on among almost all the nations existing or existed. The history of sub-continent is unique with reference to rulers as there have been countless conquerors as compared to other areas on the world map. Almost everyone came to get something and did give something too. Just for example Grand Trunk Road existed during the Maurya Empire, extending from the mouth of the Ganges to the north-western frontier of the Empire.The predecessor of the modern road was rebuilt by Sher Shah Suri, who renovated and extended the ancient Mauryan route in the 16th century. The road was considerably upgraded in the British period between 1833 and 1860.
History tells us that who so ever entered in any region in the name of development has also ruled that region for a certain period or vice versa. Though the subject project is quite different in nature but you never know what happens in next fifteen years. The point I want to make here is that despite China is our historical friend but “The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but a hasty end poverty.”
Our second game changer was the result of learning from the first one, the Dacca Fall, hence this third one must be much wiser than the previous. Every individual Pakistani should be extra careful and contribute his sincere efforts for the betterment of coming generations.
“You must accept challenge to convert it into opportunity to rise”
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