PM Nawaz inaugurates five CPEC projects in Gwadar

Premier says Gwadar is Pakistan and Pakistan is Gwadar


News Desk September 01, 2016
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing a ceremony in Gwadar. SCREEN GRAB

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated five developmental projects at Gwadar in Balochistan.

“I agree with my minister Mir Hasil Bizenjo when he says that Gwadar is Balochistan and Balochistan is Gwadar. Gwadar is Pakistan and Pakistan is Gwadar,” PM Nawaz said while addressing a ceremony after unveiling the developmental projects.

The development projects include a free trade zone, business complex of Gwadar Port Authority, Pak-China Government Primary School Faqir Colony, Sawar and Shadikor dams and Gwadar University, according to Radio Pakistan.

Chinese team reviews Gwadar progress

“Gwadar port is not only important for Pakistan but for the whole region and for the whole world. When I came here in 1991 I was greatly disappointed after witnessing the poor conditions here but today I am very happy to see Gwadar becoming a prosperous city of Pakistan,” the premier said.

Earlier, the prime minister was given a detailed briefing about the development projects which are part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-million dollar project launched jointly by China and Pakistan.

“The Gwadar airport will cost Rs29 billion while the Gwadar motorway will cost Rs150 billion which will be connected to the rest of the country,” the prime minister said, adding over 50,000 jobs will be created for which locals will be given first preference.

The premier also thanked the Chinese government for playing a substantial role in the development of Gwadar and other projects in the rest of the country.

COMMENTS (12)

imran baloch | 5 years ago | Reply With due respect I want to say that a gwadari citizen better knows the problem of gwadar. Now a days gawadar became very papplur from all over the world because of some mega projects and bcoz of gwadar port. Wich makes us very happy that our city became very famouse but if we see the inside story of gwadar. Electercity and the shortage of water is the biggest problem of gwadar. U can see gwadari peoples are striking on the issue of water and electercity on every month . We all are happy with the progress of our city and we also want to play our role for progressing our city but we request to solve the problem of water and electercity and also create job opportunities for gwadari boys. We have very talented youngster for gwadar but there job less inspite of being very talented still there job less bcoz the have no source and in here for job only degree source and recommendation is needed and if u no talent not a problem
Kickass | 5 years ago | Reply @Ch. Allah Daad: yes a minister of your Prime Minister some one named Hasil Bizenjo embarasses your PM by saying Gawadar is Balochistan etc. This speaks of an inept and totally ignorant minister and his pm.
VIEW MORE COMMENTS
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read