Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the operational activities of the Gwadar Port, a strategic part of CPEC

On 13th November 2016, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the revamped Gwadar port, a strategic deep seaport in the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), linking western China to the Arabian Sea. The mulitbillion CPEC is being laid through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), sparking concerns from India.

Pakistani officials said in a statement that a major trade convoy which started from Kashgar in western China reached Gwadar, where Chinese vessels were ready to take the shipment of Chinese goods to Middle East and African countries.

 

Source:

  1. PTI (13th November 2016), Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port opens China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Retrieved from http://www.newindianexpress.com

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