Pakistan is up to an enormous project with China included in USD 55-billion CPEC project to develop a communications system not connected in any way to India and US, said in a media report.

Long-Term Plan (LTP) for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) settled from November 2013 to December 2015 reported by officials and experts from both countries.

The plan holds a detailed 21-page outline specific to communications and envisions for 15 years, starting in 2016 and concluding in 2030.

LTP document study reported that project will refurbish communications frameworks, such as a fiber optic cable connecting Pakistan and China, a new submarine landing station for internet traffic flow, e-governance and digital TV for all.

The upgraded fiber optic cable network crosses the border to connect Pakistan directly with China. The new fiber optic cable will discourse multiple challenges confronted by China and Pakistan.

It will increase communication between the two countries by means of “deepening comprehensive strategic cooperation” to set up fast, reliable connectivity and most critically communication that is not running scared through Europe, US and India, according to a media report.

Even if China’s increasing international telecommunications service demands not addressed, may lead to “a huge gap” in its international bandwidth.

New network will be beneficial to Pakistan with improved internet penetration and increased speed, particularly in Balochistan and Gilgit- Baltistan regions with poor to non-existent internet activity along with reduced cost of internet.

Additionally, Pakistan’s dependence on undersea cables for internet traffic will also be reduced by linking to world through China. In case of a fault in undersea cables, there will be an alternate option for it.

Network would provide landlocked central Asian states a novel, shorter and cost-effective route for connectivity. Existing fiber optic network developed by a consortium including Indian companies either as partners or investors, when it comes to surveillance of communication.

Director General Special Communications Organization (SCO) Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology that before being routed to its destinations some incoming and outbound internet traffic landed in India, posing a security risk for Pakistan.

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