China Stops Funding Of 3 Major Road Projects In Pakistan Following Reports Of Corruption

China Stops Funding Of 3 Major Road Projects In Pakistan Following Reports Of Corruption

China has decided to temporarily stop funding at least three major road projects in Pakistan, being built as part of the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, following reports of corruption, a decision that has left officials in Islamabad “stunned”, a media report said.

The decision by the Chinese government is likely hit over Rs 1 trillion-worth road projects of the Pakistan’s National Highway Authority (NHA), and initially, may delay at least three such ventures, Dawn newspaper reported.

According to a senior government official, the funds would be released after Beijing issues ‘new guidelines’.

The nearly USD 60 billion CPEC, a flagship project of China’s prestigious One Belt One Road, passes through Pakistan -occupied Kashmir (PoK). It links China’s restive Xinjiang region with Pakistan’s Balochistan province. Read More…

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