44 Pakistanis killed in attacks while working on China corridor since 2014 Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan (Image courtesy: Maqsood Shah/Wikimedia Commons)
Eastern Eye Staff
MILITANTS trying to disrupt construction of an “economic corridor” linking China with Pakistan’s coast have killed 44 workers since 2014, an official revealed on Thursday (September 8). The rising toll is likely to reinforce Chinese worry about the project’s security. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a $46 billion network of roads, railways and energy pipelines linking western China to a deep-water port on Pakistan’s Arabian Sea coast, but CPEC’s route passes through Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan province. Pakistani officials claim to have taken tough measures that have greatly improved security in Baluchistan, a resource-rich region where the ethnic Baluch separatists…
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