Due to the increase in international oil prices, the depreciation of the Pakistani rupee, and the internal political and economic turmoil, Pakistan is sliding toward energy insecurity.
The threat of a burgeoning Balochistan region insurrection by fishermen against economic genocide puts Chinese investments in Pakistan's deepwater port of Gwadar in jeopardy. Instead of the local government, Chinese investors are now the target of this street protest.
The escalating geopolitical strife, which is being stoked by Washington's new cold war, has prompted Russia, China, Iran, and an increasing number of other countries to strive to de-dollarize, or at the very least, to diversify their foreign reserve holdings.
Pakistan's finance minister has said in public that hundi-based currency dealings, speculative activities, and gambling are holding the country's financial system hostage and have brought foreign exchange reserves down to the bare minimum.
Sino-Saudi investments have expanded from oil trading to infrastructure, communications, high technology, industry, banking, transportation, renewable and nuclear energy, and armaments manufacturing.