Finally the best friend of Pakistan “China” has even accepted that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India. In a significant move China’s state run television China Global Television Network group (CGTN) part of the China Central Television, based in Beijing has portrayed Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of original map of Jammu and Kashmir which has been a long standing demand by India for decades.
The picture of the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir by China’s state run television was displayed while reporting the terror attack on Chinese consulate last Friday.This move of Chinese Television has come as a surprise for the whole world. Being a good friend of Pakistan and always standing like a roadblock in the way of India, China has turned tables this time by favouring India. But it is suspected that it could be a deliberate attempt by the Chinese Government.
Although there is no confirmation on it yet, whether it was pre-planned move or not as China very well knows it can affect its relation with Pakistan. It may draw reaction from Islamabad and the Pakistan Army. It will also have implications for China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC). India has strong reservations on CPEC as it violates its sovereignty. CPEC is considered as the most important connectivity link under BRI.
Apart from that it is also not good news for Pakistan which is facing the worst crisis ever. It is begging door to door for the financial aid. It has approached International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout second time in five years.
America has too snubbed Pakistan and has stopped all the financial aid it was earlier providing Pakistan.A week ago only The United States of America scrapped off USD 1.66 billion security assistance to Pakistan. “The US has suspended USD 1.66 billion in security assistance to Pakistan after President Donald Trump’s directive”, said the Pentagon.This move came soon after Donald Trump had issued a statement saying, “Pakistan doesn’t do a damn thing for the US”. Earlier, President Trump has also alleged that the Pakistani government had helped Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and provided him a hideout at Abbottabad.
Prime Minister Imran Khan who has visited China earlier this month looked hopeful after his return. While addressing the Pakistani Media he said Pakistan has received a ‘big’ package from China.Although Prime Minister Imran Khan is quite hopeful for getting the financial assistance from its so called friend China but current scenario depicts a different story.A week after Imran Khan made statement regarding big package from China the Chinese consulate was attacked in Pakistan and now China run CGTN television has shown PoK as part of Jammu & Kashmir. It clearly signals China is not happy with its so-called ‘friend’ Pakistan.
Credits & Source : Economic Times