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EFSAS in the Media

In the Media: Ms. Yoana Barakova (EFSAS) talks to the media about Panamagate in Pakistan and CPEC

Ms. Yoana Barakova (Research Analyst EFSAS) talks to the media about the recent Panamagate issue, its fallout on the Pakistan political system and the fact that top officers of the Pakistan armed forces have been undertaking a flurry of visits to China as they fear that it could lead to the derailing of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Referring specifically to the abysmal situation in Gilgit Baltistan, where quite a few CPEC projects are under construction, Ms. Barakova said, "In a country wherein the highest offices of the government are involved in large scale scams, what good can the people of Gilgit Baltistan expect from the construction of the CPEC, which besides being in contravention of international law, exploits the local resources of Gilgit Baltistan and its people".

"The Pakistani State should focus on rooting out corruption and terrorism instead of selling its country and the disputed area of Gilgit Baltistan under the rubric of infrastructural development".