Skip to main content

No more compromise on NAP and CPEC

Throughout our past, our domestic maladroitness has provided “golden” opportunities to our adversaries to pursue their objectives. Whether it is in the case of fall of Dhaka or is in the case of ethno-sectarian violence or is in the case of recent wave of


Muhammad Saeed


Renowned social scientist Noam Chomsky states that “everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” At least 101 innocent people including security persons were martyred in recent terror attacks in Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Mohmand Agency, Awaran and most deadly at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. This very recent wave of terror demonstrates that still terrorists have capability to engage and execute their targets. These terrorist activities in the country rises many questions. Our foes are the beneficiaries of some domestic and foreign elements which do not want to see prosperous and bright Pakistan.

Intelligence reports of our security institutions depict that various anti-state actors are connected to India’s RAW and Afghan NDS. Such kind of terrorist activities in Pakistan are the tactics of the strategy which is called “International Isolation of Pakistan”. Our foes want to spoil development projects like China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and international events in Pakistan by deteriorating law and order situation.

Aligning my argument with above mentioned notion of Noam Chomsky, I am highly confident to say that at domestic level there are deficiencies to tackle and sort out socio-economic reasons of terrorism. There is no doubt that human development sector is extremely depriving off. Unequal growth and mismanagement of resources lead towards social injustice. And this social injustices amplifies frustration among deprived class which ultimately instigates them for aggression. Throughout our past, our domestic maladroitness has provided “golden” opportunities to our adversaries to pursue their objectives. Whether it is in the case of fall of Dhaka or is in the case of ethno-sectarian violence or is in the case of recent wave of terrorism.

We have ethnic and sectarian fault lines, which have been exploited severely. In the past, discrimination and iniquitousness has deepen these fault lines. It is recognized lesson that nations learn from their past. But unfortunately, still we are in learning process. Our some institutions understand it and work properly but some institutions are still not willing to do so. Without the shadow of doubt, lack of consensus and collaboration between the institutions is exceedingly fatal.

Take the example of National Action Plan (NAP). Still, it’s more than a half points are not implemented accurately. Still, no proper rules and regulation to galvanize NACTA. Still no consensus among our political parties to recommence article 245. We are listening since our independence that our institutions should be on one page. But now it is the dire need of time to come at the one page for the better future of the nation. It is crystal clear that prosperity and peace are the part and parcel. No peace without prosperity and no prosperity without peace.

In order to recommend policy, I must want to say that our institutions should be very meticulous to make short term as well as long term planes to eradicate terrorism. First of all it is the responsibility of our foreign office to internationalize Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. Secondly, government should take concrete measures to improve border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Similarly, it is time to say sorry to our Afghan “guests” that they should leave. Thirdly, at this moment we are not in position to compromise on the national action plan. All twenty points must be implemented wholly. And last but not least, rapid fulfilment of all the projects under CPEC is inevitable for the country’s development and growth. All parties should agree on a pattern, through which development opportunities will create in less developed part of the country. But one thing regarding CPEC is very vital that we do not have to put all eggs in one basket. Rather, we have to take several regional and extra regional players onboard regarding all projects under CPEC. In this way, the new wave of prosperity and boom will come, not only in Pakistan but also for the whole region.


The writer is an IR Analyst and freelance columnist based in Islamabad and can be reached at


Popular posts from this blog

The Rise of China-Europe Railways

The Rise of China-Europe RailwaysMarch 6, 2018The Dawn of a New Commercial Era?For over two millennia, technology and politics have shaped trade across the Eurasian supercontinent. The compass and domesticated camels helped the “silk routes” emerge between 200 and 400 CE, and peaceful interactions between the Han and Hellenic empires allowed overland trade to flourish. A major shift occurred in the late fifteenth century, when the invention of large ocean-going vessels and new navigation methods made maritime trade more competitive. Mercantilism and competition among Europe’s colonial powers helped pull commerce to the coastlines. Since then, commerce between Asia and Europe has traveled primarily by sea.1Against this historical backdrop, new railway services between China and Europe have emerged rapidly. Just 10 years ago, regular direct freight services from China to Europe did not exist.2 Today, they connect roughly 35 Chinese…

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میںPlease help the deserving persons...Salary:Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows;Welder: Rs. 1,700 dailyHeavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyMason: Rs. 1,500 dailyHelper: Rs. 850 dailyElectrician: Rs. 1,700 dailySurveyor: Rs. 2,500 dailySecurity Guard: Rs. 1,600 dailyBulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyConcrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 dailyRoller operator: Rs. 2,000 dailySteel fixer: Rs. 2,200 dailyIron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 dailyAccount clerk: Rs. 2,200 dailyCarpenter: Rs. 1,700 dailyLight duty driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyLabour: Rs. 900 dailyPara Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 dailyPipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 dailyStorekeeper: Rs. 1,700 dailyOffice boy: Rs. 1,200 dailyExcavator operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyShovel operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyComputer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailySecurity Supervisor: Rs. 2,200 dailyCook for Chinese food: Rs. 2,000 dailyCook…

Balochistan to establish first medical university

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentOctober 25, 2017QUETTA: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft for establishing a medical university in Balochistan.Health minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch made the announcement while speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.“The cabinet has approved the draft of the medical university which would be presented in the current session of the Balochistan Assembly,” he said, adding with the assembly’s approval the Bolan Medical College would be converted into a medical university.Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2017