Category: Gwadar

This Day in History: Gwadar Joins Pakistan

On September 7, 1958, the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman transferred control of Gwadar to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which purchased the territory for a sum of $8.4 million. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Malik Feroz Khan Noon announced the transfer...

/ September 7, 2018

Anti-corruption body orders investigation into Gwadar land allotments

Retired Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal, who presently serves as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ordered the anti-corruption body to investigate the allotment of thousands of acres of land in a Gwadar-area industrial zone, according to Dunya News. Unnamed NAB officials told...

/ July 11, 2018

Protests near Gwadar over electric power blackouts

Protestors on Tuesday blocked the Makran Coastal Highway connecting Gwadar to Karachi as the region faces an electric power blackout due to faults with transmission lines. The protest took place near Ormara, according to DAWN. The coastal town is located...

/ July 11, 2018

Leading Gwadar national assembly candidate says people of Gwadar deserve more from CPEC

Aslam Bhootani, the former speaker of the Balochistan assembly, and the favorite candidate for the National Assembly seat from Gwadar, said that the people of Gwadar “have expectations from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, but unfortunately they are deprived even of drinking...

/ July 11, 2018
A handcrafted fishing boat transformed in casual seating along the beach in Gwadar, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: Arif Rafiq)

Why Gwadar Needs a Cultural Tourism Strategy

The port and industrial zone are at the heart of the vision for Gwadar, but cultural spaces will provide additional drivers of economic activity and shape a broader, inclusive narrative for the city.

/ May 30, 2018

This Day in History: China Agrees to Finance Gwadar Port Development

On May 12, 2001, during a state visit to Pakistan, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji agrees to finance the first phase of the construction of the Gwadar port and the Makran Coastal Highway that connects Gwadar to Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.

/ May 12, 2018

Gwadar’s Real Estate Market Picks Up

New entrants into Gwadar real estate — potentially including Chinese private equity players — signal how this market might be different from others in Pakistan.

/ May 7, 2018
A handcrafted fishing boat in Gwadar, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: Arif Rafiq)

Where Gwadar Stands Today

The Arabian Sea port is far from being the promised 'next Dubai,' but some of its major challenges are now being addressed.

/ May 1, 2018