Gwadar-A chain between Pakistan & China. Gwadar port is now one of the biggest agreement between Pakistan & China. This port is not only beautiful in site viewing but also give benefits to both the countries and could have positive effects on the countries that are sharing waters with this port.
It is one of the port city of Pakistan in the province of Balochistan. Gawadar is located on the shores of Arabian Sea to the west of Karachi, near the border with Iran, to the east of Persian Gulf and opposite to Oman.
In 1954, it was identified a suitable site for a deep water port by the United States Geological Survey. The city will also be the site of floating liquefied natural gas facility that will be built as part of the larger $2.5 billion Gwadar-Nawabshah segment of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.
Pakistan and China announced their intention to develop the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The first phase was inaugurated by General Pervaz Musharaf in 2007 at a total cost of $248 million. The port remained underutilized after construction for a variety of reasons but in September 2016, the Gwadar Development Authority published a request for tenders for the preparation of expropriation of old town Gwadar.
Pak- China relations began in 1950 and now celebrating 65 years of friendship. According to PEW Research Center in 2014, Pakistanis have the most favorable view of China after China itself. Both countries have placed considerable importance on the maintenance of an extremely close and supportive relationship. The two countries have regularly exchanged high-level visits, resulting in variety of agreements.
China and Pakistan also share close military relations, with China supplying a range of modern armaments to the Pakistan defense forces.
Pakistan and China relations have been described by Pakistan’s ambassador to China as
“Higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, sweeter than honey, and so on.”
Pakistani Infrastructural Expansion (Deep-water port at Gwadar)
Chinese cooperation with Pakistan has reached economic high points, with substantial Chinese investment on the port at Gwadar. Both countries have an ongoing free trade agreement. Pakistan has served as China’s main bridge between Muslim countries.
Strengthening The Economic Ties
Both countries are keen on strengthening the economic ties between the two, and have promised to propel cross-border trade. The economic relationship between Pakistan and China is composed primarily of Chinese in Pakistani interests.
Chinese increasing economic clout has enabled a wide variety of projects to be sponsored in Pakistan through Chinese credit.
The Chinese state-run media has portrayed Pakistan in a favorable light in regional issues.