A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in this 2016 file photo near the Beijing-funded “megaport” of Gwadar, in southwestern Pakistan. China, a close strategic and economic ally of Pakistan, has co-built several projects there, including two nuclear power stations. Photo: AFP A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in this 2016 file photo near the Beijing-funded “megaport” of Gwadar, in southwestern Pakistan. China, a close strategic and economic ally of Pakistan, has co-built several projects there, including two nuclear power stations. Photo: AFP
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in this 2016 file photo near the Beijing-funded “megaport” of Gwadar, in southwestern Pakistan. China, a close strategic and economic ally of Pakistan, has co-built several projects there, including two nuclear power stations. Photo: AFP

Comment: China’s belt and road strategy already proving a boon for South Asia

Plagued by territorial conflicts, poor governance and limping economies, the region has drawn inspiration from China’s plan and unleashed an effort to join a shared destiny, Yasir Habib Khan says

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in this 2016 file photo near the Beijing-funded “megaport” of Gwadar, in southwestern Pakistan. China, a close strategic and economic ally of Pakistan, has co-built several projects there, including two nuclear power stations. Photo: AFP A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in this 2016 file photo near the Beijing-funded “megaport” of Gwadar, in southwestern Pakistan. China, a close strategic and economic ally of Pakistan, has co-built several projects there, including two nuclear power stations. Photo: AFP
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in this 2016 file photo near the Beijing-funded “megaport” of Gwadar, in southwestern Pakistan. China, a close strategic and economic ally of Pakistan, has co-built several projects there, including two nuclear power stations. Photo: AFP
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