CPEC another East India Company

CPEC another East India Company

CPEC another way to colonize Pakistan?

Sidra Sajjad

Sidra Sajjad

Sidra Sajjad

When nations start relying on others then their Fate is also destined by other nations.after researching about  the political circumstances of sub-continent had strongly convinced me that because of the instability of Mughal emperors, the crown was paralyzed and was unable to stand without the help of British, who were the organized and industrially developed nation of that century.

Economy and industry are two strong pillars that make a nation stand with confidence, these are the remote controls of a country, if these pillars are defective then political instability is observed, but instead of treating that defect if nations try to rely on the pillars of other nations then that is an alarming moment because we indirectly gave our remote control in other hands and they got the authority to drive us in their way.

The arrival of East India Company to Sub-Continent and reliance of Mughal Crown on EIC both industrially and economically made them replace their defective pillars by the strong pillars of East India Company but after that, it was too late to realize that now their remote control was in other hands.

For 200 years, crown remained over the heads of puppet rulers later British came forward and finished the show. History has witnessed the burial of that nation.

EIC came to Sub-continent at the start of the 17th century with the intention of trade, later they established industries in Sub-Continent, it was the fact that they played the significant role in trade and the industrial development of sub-continent, but in return they took independence of a nation, question arises what if rulers and people of sub-continent had taken steps by themselves for the development of their country instead of letting foreigners come in their homes.

Today when I look at CPEC, it reminds me EIC. Once I heard history repeats itself, I use to get afraid by looking at these industrial developments in Pakistan with the blessings of China. In past EIC had brought great developments to Sub-Continent, it had opened the ways of trade between Great Britain and Sub-Continent, just the same way CPEC is opening a gateway between Pakistan and China. I just used to get afraid if today China is having that strong impact in Pakistan what would be the ratio of this impact after 200 years? when EIC came to the subcontinent, who had thought that after 200 years they would lose their land, even EIC had not dreamed at that moment of ruling Sub-Continent.

When I used to see Chinese working on my land investing their money and my people feeling honoured that these foreigners are investing their money in their land, it reminds me the workings of EIC, when they established their first industry in Sub-Continent, Mughal emperors and people of Sub-Continent were proud of all that.

Problem is not CPEC, the real problem is those weak pillars; economy and industry and we are trying to stand on the pillars built by another nation. We are again making a mistake, we are trying to overcome our weaknesses with the help of another nation, who has worked hard without the help of any other nation even they had faced a boycott by the major powers of the world, that is a great message for us.

When I see China introducing its culture in Pakistan and offering different scholarships to Pakistanis on the condition of learning the Chinese language reminds me British east India company introducing their culture in Sub-Continent and offering job.opportunities to people of Sub-Continent upon learning of their language English, which is still a part of our blood. Later we had faced the worst consequences; a confused nation was formed with tainted minds.

I am frightened to envisage the Amalgam of three cultures and three languages. I feel sympathies for my kids who would be born after 200 years. Great Nations always had their own culture and their own values, and they make the world practice their culture and learn their language. Great nations are proud of themselves.

We need to strengthen our pillars by working hard. We should not let foreigners sow seeds of their culture and language in our land before it’s too late.

The Writer is the Intern at STUDENT’INN SOLUTIONS.