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The construction of the dam on the Sapphire-Jhelum has changed the course of the rivers. (File photo)
- Pakistan and China enter agreement to build Azad Pattan and Kohla Hydropower Projects in PoK
- China looting PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan's natural resources under CPEC
On Wednesday, people took out a rally against the Chinese firm in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Here, a Chinese company is building a mega-dam on the Sapphire-Jhelum river. During the rally, the protesters of the local 'Dariya Bachao, Muzaffarabad Bachao' committee were shouting slogans of 'Neelam-Jhelum Baahi, Let Us Be Alive'.
Recently, Pakistan and China entered into an agreement to build Azad Pattan and Kohla Hydropower Projects in PoK. Azad Pattan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was signed on July 6 for the Hydel Power Project. This will generate 700.7 MW of electricity. The $ 1.54 billion project is being built by the China-based Geozaba Group.
The Kohla Hydroelectric Power Project will be built on the Jhelum River. It is about 7 km from Azad Pattan Bridge in Sudhanoti district of PoK and 90 km from Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The project is expected to be completed by 2026. It will be created by the Three Gorges Corporation of China, the International Finance Corporation and the Silk Bank Fund.
No one to listen to poke people
PoK political activist Dr. Amjad Ayub Mirza told ANI – Such performances have been going on in PoK for a long time, but no one is going to listen to them. The Three Gorges Corporation of China is building a billion-dollar project here. They have changed the course of rivers. This has led to demonstrations in Muzaffarabad.
Dirty water in the river
Ayub Mirza said- Where earlier the Neelum river used to boil, it now looks like a small drain. The locals have been badly affected by this, as they do not even have drinking water. The river is flooded with dirty water.
Outrage against China and Pakistan in POK
Pakistan and China are looting the natural resources of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan under CPEC. Resentment against Pakistan and China in the occupied territories has increased considerably.
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