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Belt and Road

Rural Pakistan voices dissatisfaction over Belt & Road

Province home to Gwadar Port says $62bn project not evenly distributed

QUETTA, Pakistan -- Dissatisfaction is growing in rural Pakistan regarding $62 billion-worth of China-led infrastructure projects, as the plans are not generating equal opportunities for growth in relatively poor parts of the South Asian country.

The southern province of Balochistan has become increasingly critical of the Beijing-led projects, with the region's assembly recently adopting a resolution demanding the formation of a national commission to show that there has been an "injudicious distribution of projects and funds under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor" -- a signature project of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative.

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