Undoubtedly, China is a major regional power and can contribute in regional stability. Now, the time has gone to promote Maoism in Badakhshan or fundamentalism in Balochistan for imperialistic motives. China so-called communist party’s government needs to satisfy its internal contradictions through a peaceful investment while adopting its own nature policy, Build, Operate, Own and Transfer (BOOT).
Xinjiang is full of mineral, but unemployment and deprivation of Uyghur youths promoting fundamentalism and disturbing the investment process of China. Many close areas to Xinjiang can also contribute in increasing violence and through CPEC almost 10,000 youths are expected to be unemployed in Gilgit-Baltistan. The already Uyghur refugees in Gilgit-Baltistan are doing nothing, but a source of recruitment for Pakistan-based militant groups as they are fighting in Nooristan and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan, and then later the same well-trained guerillas will go to China.
China is here in Afghanistan to invest and achieve multiple goals, but not sure of confronting with Pakistan militant’s groups. We should not ignore that unstable Afghanistan means unstable Xinjiang. This is an open secret that China can’t keep further suppressed the Uyghur region, but China needs to understand the fundamental problems of Uyghur, and these are unequal economic distribution and interruption of Pakistani fundamentalists and their ideology in Xinjiang.
Simply, China vowed to invest in Afghanistan and CPEC to secure its border and find job opportunities for Uyghur youth who are already fighting against the Chinese state.
Afghanistan has no problem in saying welcome to China in Afghanistan, but who are there creating problems for Afghanistan and China?
Of course, Pakistan! Pakistan doesn’t like to see Loya Paktia’s growing economy and infrastructure that’s why Pakistan had tried to help Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani to escape well before he could have come under the United States Special Forces bombardment in 2001. Abubakar Siddique writes, “Pakistan also views the Haqqanis as a ‘government in a box’ for the all-important Loya Paktia region in south-eastern Afghanistan.
Still Pakistan believes in turbulence rather than economic cooperation. Pakistan not only demoralizes Afghanistan and China interest but also fueling against India’s peaceful strategic partnership with Afghanistan.
The region needs strategic and gradual economic improvement in all kinds of bilateral, trilateral and multilateral ties. Where Pakistan can’t be ignored, of course, has to be instructed to not create problems, other than, if can’t cooperate.
These lines might lead someone to critical thinking, but will also provoke the brutal feelings of the Pakistani establishment, and on the other hand, Pakistan public opinion can force the establishment to attract them for regional cooperation and integration.
The Afghan Tribune | Web Desk | Published: November 24, 2015 05:36 PM