Gilgit-Baltistan boils in anger against Pakistan

The educated youth and the pro-active civil society of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B)—a region claimed by Pakistan as its own—along with the political class there are protesting the levying of “illegal” taxes on them by the Pakistani authorities, apart from demanding constitutional rights at par with the rest of Pakistan. The region has been witnessing large-scale protests,…

CPEC has raised fears in Pakistan of ‘Biggest Debt Trap’

The sudden announcement in November that Pakistan had withdrawn its proposal to include the long-stalled Bhasha-Diamer Dam as part of the Chinese-financed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) caused quite a stir in Pakistan. Both the World Bank and the ADB had refused to fund this project without a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from India. Of course,…