GWADAR – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday formally inaugurated the Gwadar port, a key project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), at a grand ceremony marking the operationalisation opening of trade activities at the port.
Following the inauguration, the port has formally been operationalised for trade activities through the western route of CPEC.
“I want to clear that CPEC is not only for a province but for entire Pakistan… And the enemy of CPEC is the enemy of Pakistan,” the PM said while addressing the inauguration event.
“CPEC project is for all the country, not specific province”, the PM clarified.
DG Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) Major General Muhammad Afzal briefed the participants of the gathering on the CPEC. Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun and others also addressed the participants.
The first mega pilot trade cargo will depart from Gwadar port today.
#CPEC is a world of opportunities: PM Nawaz Sharif
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) November 13, 2016
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) November 13, 2016
Gwadar:1st mega trade convoy containers arrived frm China.Will be further loaded on ships.PM&COAS will arrive shortly for the historic event
— Gen Asim Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) November 13, 2016
— Danyal Gilani (@Danyal_Gilani) November 13, 2016
The trade caravan reached Gwadar from China under the strict security cover of Pakistan Army and other security agencies and would now be shipped to its next export destinations.
Strict security measures have been taken to ensure the smooth inauguration of exports through the Gwadar port.