Pakistan to pay additional charge for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor 

The USD 63 billion project has been criticised by India since it passes through disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) region.

Published: 20th July 2018 11:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2018 11:55 AM   |  A+A-

CPEC is a collection of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout Pakistan. (Photo | File)

By ANI

ISLAMABAD: The people of Pakistan, including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan, would have to pay an additional charge for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

A release by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) said, "The decision is being intimated to the federal government for the purpose of notification in the official gazette pursuant to Section 31 (7) of the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997."

CPEC is a collection of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout Pakistan. It is a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The CPEC intends to rapidly modernise Pakistani infrastructure and strengthen its economy by the construction of modern transportation networks, numerous energy projects, and special economic zones.

The USD 63 billion project has been criticised by India since it passes through disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) region.

On the other hand, China had said that it had respected all territorial laws and that the issue was an "internal matter" between New Delhi and Islamabad. 

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  • Vishwas

    This just a start. Expect much more budens. CPEC will break Pakistan. The corrupt leaders and the Generals will be most harsh in extracting money from the public and will sure in end losing everything soon.
    1 year ago reply
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