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CPEC will leave thousands jobless in Gilgit Baltistan: Analyst

The CPEC phenomenon once again illustrates how human rights and environmental protection fades away in the face of hard cash. By ANI | Aug 03, 2019, 03.42 PM IST Agencies The CPEC is a multi-billion dollar development project linking China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea. The much-publicised  China Pakistan Economic Corridor  ( CPEC ) will not only put Pakistan in China's colossal debt-trap, but it will also render more than 10,000 people of Gilgit Baltistan jobless due to the massive influx of Chinese working hand, said Yoana Barakova, a research analyst ay European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS). The CPEC is a multi-billion dollar development project, with a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea. ADVERTISEMENT It enters Pakistan from Gilgit Baltistan, a disputed