The Chinese project is ignoring local tribes' concerns and destroying billions of rupees' worth of agricultural land in the name of development.
The proposed meeting on December 17 in Islamabad will be likely be the biggest international gathering on Afghanistan since the fall of the previous government.
A major source of tension in the region is tied to huge deep-sea Chinese trawlers taking away the livelihoods of local fisherman.
The Orange Line Metro Train in Lahore has been dogged by controversy since work on it began in 2015.
The platform persistently shows insensitivity to the country's social fabric, religious scholars say.
The bazaar was the site of devastating terrorist attacks over the past decade, but now the commercial centre is thriving after security has been firmly reestablished.
Job losses and lockdowns spurred by the pandemic are taking a toll on impoverished families in the region.
Extremist groups use the proceeds from trafficking illicit drugs to help finance their violent activities.
'The province is now turning from terrorism to tourism and sports,' said Ajmal Wazir, a spokesman for the KP government.
'Music is the spice of life... it has been a part of our culture from time immemorial,' said Farman Ali Shah, a Pashtu poet and village elder.