Triangle of China, Pakistan, Iran & the OBOR are potently dangerous for world

This story starts from 1950, when plans were conceptualized for having a corridor from the Chinese border to Pakistan-occupied Balochistan and Sindh to their deep water ports Gwadar and Karachi into the Arabian Sea. In 1959 the construction of Karakoram Highway was carried out by China, and in 2002 when China began construction at Gwadar port in occupied Balochistan and completed it in 2006, China was just waiting for an opportunity to enter the region fully and get complete control of the coastal belt.

In 2011 when US-Pakistan relations went bad and a “disastrous year” was declared the alliance collapsed due to trust deficits and suspension of aid was announced. This situation continued over next year also, and finally it was in the year 2013 when China entered this region with a swag and a Memorandum Of Understanding on cooperation for long term plan was named– China-Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC). The CPEC was conceptualized as a US$ 46 billion project that was a collection of infrastructure projects inked by two governments. In 2019 it touched US$ 62 billion and now it is a multi- billion investment project with the recent US$ 400 billion agreement between Iran and China wherein China would buy Iran’s crude oil for 25 years. This agreement is also part of “CPEC” because this pipeline will cross from occupied Sindh and Balochistan.

So before it was only the Arabian Sea through Gwadar and Karachi, but now various islands and the Persian Gulf, adjoining coastal belts and their various islands are also going into the hands of China.

Before going to this triangle of nexus let’s have a brief look on these three countries.

Expansionist China
Officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a one party state led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), best known as expansionist, autocratic and debt-trapping country. Political dissidents and human rights groups have often denounced and criticized the Chinese government for widespread human rights abuses, political repression, suppression of religious and ethnic minorities, censorship and mass surveillance. China has initiated the largest transcontinental infrastructure investment project in modern history known as the OBOR (One Belt One Road) formerly know as BRI / B&R (Belt and Road Initiative). Due to China’s policy of trapping nation states into a debt trap, its dubious diplomatic history and human rights violations by CCP, the whole world is concerned over OBOR being a form of neocolonialism.

Radical Iran
In 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran established the “Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps” (IRGC) supporting Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas, PIG and PFLP-GC in Palestine while supporting Iraqi Shias militias too. In 1990 Iran’s links and support was reported for al-Qaeda and various Taliban groups.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (right)

Pakistan
Pakistan was created by the British to serve their interests in the region by a fake two nation theory in 1947. The theocratic fascist nation has never respected real democracy, freedom of expression, freedom of organizations, association and speech. These fundamental human rights as declared by the UN’s charter of human rights have been denied since the creation of this unnatural state in the name of the federal government of Pakistan that continues to be dominated by Punjab / Pakistani military. Historical secular nations of Sindhi, Baloch people and Pashtuns remain in chained slavery and are suppressed though fascism, arbitrary arrests, abductions, enforced disappearances, inhuman state torture, illegal detentions, extra judicial killings and assassinations by state agencies and military to abstain the political struggle of these oppressed nations aimed at securing their secular, cultural identity, national independence and rights.

It is the Pakistani state that nourished Islamist extremism, terrorism and barbarism by hosting al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden for several years. Around 54 of the world’s top wanted terrorists enjoy safe paradise of Pakistan and 40 to 50 thousand Taliban fighters are still present under the shadow of Pakistani intelligence agencies.

Imran Khan (left), Prime Minister Pakistan with Xi Jinping (right), President China.
Imran Khan (left), Prime Minister Pakistan with Xi Jinping (right), President China.

CPEC projects details in Pakistan
Thar -I Project, Thar -II Project and coal mine, Thar Engro Coal Power Project, Matiari -Lahore Transmission Line, LPG pipe line from Gawadar to Nawabshah, Port Qasim Project, electric line from Karachi to Punjab, among others.

Hyderabad Chamber and Commerce Agreement with China 2018
Wind power 5 projects, nine lakh tonne fertilizer product (5 units in Sindh),
12 lakh acre agricultural land for buying of live stock and farming. Railway projects and highway projects. Karachi – 4 canal project worth billions of dollars. Port Qasim oil and gas storing facilities, biotechnology project, artillery joint ventures factory. These projects are just few examples.

The latest move came in 2019, when Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan visited China and signed a new deal of mega cities projects on twin islands of Sindh against the will of Sindhi nation. Imran Khan also signed a deal for financing of the controversial Basha Diamer Dam to control waters of the River Indus. These two deals are now part of the CPEC.

Why Fundamentalist Pakistan and radical Iran are chosen by the CCP?
Pakistan’s long-standing rivalry with India and Iran’s rivalry with Israel and America are the main reasons that CCP chose Pakistan and Iran, even as there are several other factors. Pakistan and Iran in their political and psychological essence are extremists and terrorist states because their foundations are based on the theory of Islamic nationhood. And this sectarianism had been used as launchpad of Islamist terrorism against neighboring countries like Afghanistan (despite presence of American troops) and India being the future leader of Asia and a strategic partner of the US.

Iran’s and Pakistan’s intelligence agencies and military trains and facilitates Islamist extremist groups and uses them freely to interfere in the internal matters of India, Israel, Afghanistan and the US. Entire world knows for sure that terrorist organizations like the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, al-Qaeda-ISIS, Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Jamaat-al-Dawa are sponsored by Iran and Pakistan to terrorize the entire humanity. After CCP investments in Pakistan and Iran these all militant groups are now in the hands of China. In fact, these terrorist groups are already being hired by the CCP to safeguard the “CPEC” and “OBOR”.

The other reason to serve Chinese president Mr. Xi Jinping’s ambitions to extend its economic and strategic influence across Eurasia, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf are to get hold of key locations to confront western countries, specially when American warships are tangling regularly with the Iranian forces. Nearly 100 projects are cited in agreement of China-Iran deal, arranged and facilitated by Pakistan. Pakistan and Iran saving their corrupt skin are ready and willing to go down at any level and bringing CCP against emerging Indian democratic influence in South Asia and the new Arab- Israel friendship wave.

Both Pakistan and Iran are nuclear powers, but before their own national interests they have always played into other’s hands and now they are in the service of CCP. Freedom movements of occupied nations are going on in Pakistan and Iran, but due to the presence of China in the region, Pakistan and Iran can easily crush these nationalist freedom movements. CCP knows that USA and West dream of a new world order which will bring prosperity to humanity and for free democratic nations and so it wants to control these free nations. Expansionist China, radical Iran and Islamic fundamentalist Pakistan have formed a triangle and its existence would cause a great harm to global security and peace in the future as it’s much dangerous than a nuke and is a much bigger threat to world peace and security than that of North Korea.

Expansion of military assistance, training and intelligence sharing with Iran and Pakistan by the CCP is also alarming for America and India too. China is the world’s largest importer of oil and gas that will benefit from Iran as it gets 75% oil from abroad. This is one of the main reason that CCP is continuously supporting and lobbying for Iran and Pakistan in UNO and other platforms.

After Chinese Coronavirus biological attack on the world, whole world is suffering, millions have lost their loved ones, hunger is increasing day by day, world economy and job markets are going down, new wave of recession has struck. Yet due to its money power CCP is buying international organizations and influencing the UNO to its advantage.

Zafar Sahito
Zafar Sahito
Zafar Sahito is a Sindhi nationalist and Vice President of Jeay Sindh Thinkers Forum.

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