The Multan-Sukkur Motorway in Pakistan. Motorway projects have generated a lot of jobs in Pakistan, but now that they are finished, the jobs have dried up. Photo: Xinhua

China’s belt and road: after the gold rush, Pakistan sees the downside

  • Beijing’s massive investment in projects such as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor supercharged Pakistan’s GDP growth, for a while
  • Now the ‘early harvest’ has been reaped, interest is drying up – and so are the jobs
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
The Multan-Sukkur Motorway in Pakistan. Motorway projects have generated a lot of jobs in Pakistan, but now that they are finished, the jobs have dried up. Photo: Xinhua
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