The Gwadar Protests Should Be a Wakeup Call for Islamabad
The people of Gwadar are now making themselves heard.
UAE-Based Companies Show Interest to Invest In Gwadar
“UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi on Tuesday said many companies in UAE are keen to invest in Gwadar and they recently visited Pakistan for the purpose. Al-Zaabi called on the Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and...
Saudi Arabia and CPEC
A refinery in Gwadar would give the Saudis an economic foothold in a strategic location—just outside the Strait of Hormuz but close to Persian Gulf shipping lanes—and could lock Pakistan into purchasing Saudi crude. Read more at The National Interest
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.