A historic moment – and there’s more to be done


The first trade cargo from China arrived to Gawadar on November 14, 2016 and of course it was a moment of ecstasy for the civil government and military both. The much awaited dream of CPEC is being translated into a reality. The 46 billion dollar project, a symbol of Pak-China friendship has not only opened vistas of development for Pakistan but the countries of South East Asia, Central Asia, and Africa will also get equal benefit from it. In the midst of several controversies raised by anti Pakistan forces, the successful launch of Gawadar port strengthens the impression that propagandists got defeated due to government’s commitment to make Pakistan a peaceful and economically developed country. These are not mere talks but the facts and figures support this. As far as the development of Gawadar city is concerned, government has allocated 25 billion rupees. The whole development will be carried out under safe city project and a power project of 300 megawatts is being constructed to provide electricity to Gawadar city. This fact is in contrast to the propaganda that western route is not included in CPEC. However, the process has just begun, it needs more hard work and commitment to complete the task.

Nazia Jabeen