China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its impact on Gilgit-Baltistan

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the least known parts of South Asia. However, recently there has been an increased international interest for this area. Unfortunately, it is not due to positive trends, like economic prosperity, social development or free and fair political participation of the local population as part of a stabilised process of democratic consolidation. Instead the area is receiving international attention because of the increasing level of human rights violations, economic exploitation, and environmental degradation. Furthermore, the region came into the spotlight because of the growing influence of Jihadists forces, which contributed heavily to the rise of sectarian violence, despite or because of the ‘omnipresent’ Pakistani security apparatus. This is gaining significance since the territory of Gilgit-Baltistan determines an essential part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multimillion dollar development project which is heralded as an ‘game changer’ for Pakistan and the whole region.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2016
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017
Number of Pages: 21
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: China, Pakistan, Wirtschaft
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, China, Wirtschaftsraum China-Pakistan, Beziehungen im Zentralgebiet, China-Pakistan-Beziehungen, Terrorismus / Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, China, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Centre- Region relations, China-Pakistan Relations, Terrorism
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: China
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 25
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