Pak-South Korea Relations Hit As Seoul Refuses To Invest In Pok Projects


Seoul Refuses

Pakistan has been trying to aggressively seek investments from international financial institutions and countries, including South Korea, in energy and other infrastructure projects, especially in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, both parts of undivided Jammu and Kashmir and claimed by India as its territory.

While South Korea had earlier shown interest, it is now reluctant to invest in these regions of Pakistan. This disinclination is on account of a better international and South Korean understanding of the disputed nature of this region, and the legal complexities that any investment in Gilgit Baltistan and ‘Azad Kashmir,’ would entail.

Not only are these two areas disputed, they are also not formally a part of Pakistan’s Constitution, thereby leaving a large number of questions unanswered, including the citizenship of persons residing in GB and ‘Azad Kashmir’. Read More…

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