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China-Pak Economic Corridor could become another East India Company, say worried Pakistani senators

East India Company was the British trading mission to India, which became the precursor to colonial presence

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Pakistani lawmakers have expressed fears that the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, termed a "game changer" by the government, could turn into another East India Company if the country's interests were not protected. "Another East India Company is in offing... national interests are not being protected," Dawn online quoted Senator Tahir Mashhadi, chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Planning and Development, as saying on Monday. "We are proud of the friendship between Pakistan and China, but the interests of the ...

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China-Pak Economic Corridor could become another East India Company, say worried Pakistani senators

East India Company was the British trading mission to India, which became the precursor to colonial presence

East India Company was the British trading mission to India, which became the precursor to colonial presence Pakistani lawmakers have expressed fears that the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, termed a "game changer" by the government, could turn into another East India Company if the country's interests were not protected. "Another East India Company is in offing... national interests are not being protected," Dawn online quoted Senator Tahir Mashhadi, chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Planning and Development, as saying on Monday. "We are proud of the friendship between Pakistan and China, but the interests of the ... image
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China-Pak Economic Corridor could become another East India Company, say worried Pakistani senators

East India Company was the British trading mission to India, which became the precursor to colonial presence

Pakistani lawmakers have expressed fears that the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, termed a "game changer" by the government, could turn into another East India Company if the country's interests were not protected. "Another East India Company is in offing... national interests are not being protected," Dawn online quoted Senator Tahir Mashhadi, chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Planning and Development, as saying on Monday. "We are proud of the friendship between Pakistan and China, but the interests of the ...

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