Days after a lethal assault on Chinese language employees in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chinese language engineers and employees – tasked at varied CPEC initiatives – had been seen armed not with their toolkits however AK-47s. At the very least 9 Chinese language employees had been killed within the lethal assault on a bus carrying Chinese language engineers to the Dasu dam web site in Higher Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa earlier this month.
A number of images are doing the rounds on social media platforms that present Chinese language employees carrying AK-47s on their shoulders. In line with data out there, an enormous quantity of Chinese language cash has been pumped into creating, coaching and equipping two Particular Safety Divisions (SSDs), the 34 and 44 Mild Infantry Divisions with 15000 troops every. Whereas the 34 Mild Division was created in Sep 2016, 44 Mild Division was created in 2020.
Pakistan Military had requested for and acquired cash for equipping these divisions, nonetheless, they’ve failed to hold out their duties fully and have been on the receiving finish of rebel assaults, essentially the most lethal being the assault carried out in Ormara on 15 Oct 2020 when 14 Pak Safety personnel had been dragged out of a bus and killed by Balochi militants.
Chinese language employees and engineers, wherever they work inside Pakistan, are guarded 24/7 by armed guards, making them hostages to the Pakistani Military. This has created quite a few near-riot conditions the place fistfights have turned ugly, particularly when it pertains to the Chinese language utilizing Pakistani Military autos to go to and frequent purple mild areas, as per studies.
Historical past speaks itself that almost all of Pakistan’s troubles have been the results of Chinese language involvement in its inner affairs. The Crimson Mosque episode, which introduced into open sub-surface tensions between the institution and an array of armed extremist teams, was the opening salvo of what turned out to be an orgy of violence that took numerous Pakistani lives and plunged Pakistan into chaos. And all this took was a spark within the type of an abduction – of Chinese language ‘therapeutic massage ladies’ close to the Crimson Mosque neighborhood.
The Chinese language ambassador actually held President Musharraf’s fingers as he was compelled to make use of armed troopers to barge into the Mosque, an incident that led to the demise of numerous devoted and important casualties for the elite SSG commandos.
Officers of SSD have earlier been implicated in varied embezzlement schemes of Chinese language cash. Additionally, Chinese language cash has been used to purchase artillery items and fight helicopters which doesn’t match into the scheme of a pressure attempting to guard human belongings from terrorists. Pakistan has tried to strengthen its standard capabilities beneath the farce of asset safety identical to it did with the People. Not solely this, the maritime pressure created by the identify of Process Drive 88 has been given two frigates which once more don’t match this scheme.
The bomb blast just isn’t the primary assault towards the Chinese language whose work ethics and tradition aside from the rapacious nature of the Chinese language CPEC initiatives has upset locals. With the present embroil in Afghanistan, even the western border of Pakistan has change into lively, with teams like ISIS and TTP rampaging towards Pakistani troops.
The sham of SSD has been laid naked by the latest images the place Chinese language engineers will be seen with AK-47s slung on their shoulders. The subsequent query is: The place do they get these weapons?
Because the Taliban offensive, the Chinese language have been quietly paying the Taliban and the Haqqani Community to maintain the lid closed on possible ETIM assaults towards Chinese language pursuits. As it’s, with a stress cooker state of affairs in Xinjiang, there’s a big probability of revolts and riots breaking out within the besieged province, a stark rerun of 2009. The weapons adorning the individuals of the Chinese language engineers are more than likely purchased off the shelf from the Haqqanis.
The Chinese language employees should not recognized for his or her compassionate behaviour in direction of different nationalities and this has been evident from their actions in giant elements of Africa in addition to Pakistan the place they’ve assaulted Pakistani troopers and gotten away with it. It’s only a matter of time once they hearth their bullets in anger, inflicting mass casualties.
Pakistan’s ISI even tried to deflect the anger by making an attempt to run hashtags on Twitter akin to #CPECMakingProgress however all in useless as your entire BRI’s pivot in South Asia threatens to implode in Pakistan, creating situations for chaos and anarchy.