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Pakistan taking expensive gamble with China investment deal

How the challenges are dealt with depend on how effectively the civil machinery works.

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Unless Gwadar gets its full road and rail connectivity, the port cannot flourish. Gwadar itself suffers from the sense of alienation so prevalent in Baluchistan. Many Baluchis suspect that much of the CPEC benefits are going to the outsiders.

THE China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) launched formally during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Islamabad in 2015, symbolises the enduring China-Pakistan friendship. The implementation of the US$54 billion projects should in theory help boost Pakistan's economic and social

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