Oman grants $17.5M for new Gwadar International Airport

01 October 2014

Oman Government has decided to grant $ 17.5 million for New Gwadar International Airport out of which $ 2.85 million has already been released, which has been utilized for Watch Towers, Boundary Walls and 18 KMs long road

Pak-Iran pipeline project inaugurated

11 March 2013

CHAHBAHAR,Iran: President Asif Ali Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the Pak-Iran pipeline project here on Monday.   A consortium will start work on $7.5 billion gas pipeline from Pakistan to Iran despite American warnings of possible sanctions, officials said.   The ceremony marked the start of work by an Iranian-Pakistani consortium on […]

Strategic dynamics of Gwadar and IP

11 March 2013

By: Imran Malik The geopolitical landscape of the AfPak Region (APR) and South Central Asian Region (SCAR) is about to undergo a massive transformation. As the US/Nato/Isaf combine prepares to egress, new regional alignments are emerging with serious geopolitical, economic and strategic connotations. This change is manifested by two dynamic events with global implications. Firstly, Pakistan […]

Iran to set up $4bn oil refinery in Gwadar

11 March 2013

ISLAMABAD: In a major move to boost bilateral cooperation, Iran has agreed to set up a $4 billion oil refinery in Gwadar with an estimated capacity of about 400,000 barrels per day. Prime Minister’s Adviser on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain told Dawn on Wednesday that an understanding to this effect had been […]

Iran To Establish Oil Refinery In Gwadar

11 March 2013

Iran plans to set up the largest refinery in Pakistan, a US$4 billion facility at Gwadar in the country’s southwestern Balochistan province. Below is an article published by Asia News Online:   Islamabad and Tehran are set to sign a deal for the refinery, which will have a 400,000 barrels per day capacity, on March 11 […]

China given contract to operate Gwadar port

11 March 2013

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday formally awarded a multi-billion dollars contract for construction and operation of Gwadar Port to China with the hope that the port’s development would open up new vistas of progress in Pakistan, particularly Balochistan. Under the contract, the port which will remain the property of Pakistan will be operated by the […]

Pakistan-China Gwadar Port deal to be struck on 18th

16 February 2013

KARACHI: The agreement for handing over the operations of deep sea Gwadar harbor to China Overseas Port Holding Authority (COPH) will be ratified on February 18, Geo News reported.   According to sources in the Prime Minister House, the accord signing ceremony will be held at Aiwan-e-Sadr (Presidency).   Sources also divulged that the transition […]

Gwadar port to improve national and provincial economy

04 September 2009

QUETTA: Gwadar deep port would promote massive economic activity in the region which would not only benefit local people but also cast positive impact on overall economy of the province and the country. District Nazim Gwadar, Abdul Ghafoor Kalmati talking to APP here Friday strongly rejected the apprehensions among some quarters regarding development of the […]

Uzbek envoy seeks transport facilities through Pak ports

01 September 2009

By Sajjad Malik ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan is considering Uzbekistan’s request for provision of transport facilities at the Gwadar Port and Port Qasim, Uzbek Ambassador Aybek Arif Usmanov said on Tuesday. In a statement issued on the eve of Uzbekistan’s 18th independence day, the ambassador said Uzbekistan had earlier asked Pakistan to provide transport […]

PM Gilani announces 10% reduction in port charges

22 August 2009

ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Saturday announced a 10% reduction in port charges in order to enhance the port operational activities. He made this announcement while attending a presentation during his visit to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping here. The Prime Minister said that port charges in Pakistan […]

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan offered use of Gwadar, Port Qasim

Posted on 17 May 2009

In return Pakistan seeks access to CARs under new transit trade accord ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered Afghanistan to use Gwadar and Bin Qasim ports for trading activities under the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA) while in return it wants access to Central Asian Republics (CARs), official sources confided to The News on Saturday. The current […]

China

Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port by Hasan Yaser Malik

Posted on 21 May 2014

The pragmatic facets like geography and history have always imprinted the demographical mosaic and development of a civilisation. The civilisations have always developed along the waters. The waters have been used as trade route since long and the modern trade has further enhanced the need of trade through waters. Pakistan being a gateway to the […]

China

China given contract to operate Gwadar port

Posted on 11 March 2013

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday formally awarded a multi-billion dollars contract for construction and operation of Gwadar Port to China with the hope that the port’s development would open up new vistas of progress in Pakistan, particularly Balochistan. Under the contract, the port which will remain the property of Pakistan will be operated by the […]

Iran

Pak-Iran pipeline project inaugurated

Posted on 11 March 2013

CHAHBAHAR,Iran: President Asif Ali Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the Pak-Iran pipeline project here on Monday.   A consortium will start work on $7.5 billion gas pipeline from Pakistan to Iran despite American warnings of possible sanctions, officials said.   The ceremony marked the start of work by an Iranian-Pakistani consortium on […]

Iran

Strategic dynamics of Gwadar and IP

Posted on 11 March 2013

By: Imran Malik The geopolitical landscape of the AfPak Region (APR) and South Central Asian Region (SCAR) is about to undergo a massive transformation. As the US/Nato/Isaf combine prepares to egress, new regional alignments are emerging with serious geopolitical, economic and strategic connotations. This change is manifested by two dynamic events with global implications. Firstly, Pakistan […]

Kyrgyztan

Kyrgyzstan seeks separate terminal at Gwadar Port

Posted on 04 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Republic of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan H.E Nurlar Aitmurzaev on Wednesday demanded the government to provide a separate terminal at Gwadar Port. The Ambassador expressed these views during a meeting with State Minister for Ports & Shipping Nabeel Gabol. He said that Kyrgyzstan is keenly interested in availing the facility of Gwadar port, […]

Kyrgyztan

Pak – Kyrgyz Friendship Group to be created in Senate soon

Posted on 04 December 2008

ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Acting Chairman Senate, Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali on Monday said that a Pak‑Kirghiz Friendship Group will be created in the Senate soon. He said this while talking to the Ambassador of Kirghiz Republic to Pakistan Bakhytbek Shabarbayev, who called on him at the Parliament House today. The Acting Chairman said Pakistan […]

Tajikistan

Pakistan Tajikistan ink joint protocol agreements

Posted on 22 July 2009

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan on Tuesday signed several agreements to increase bilateral trade including establishment of Joint Business Forum between the business communities of both countries. The signing of joint protocol ceremony was held here at a local hotel after the conclusion of two-day 3rd session of Pak-Tajik Joint Economic Commission (JEC). The JEC brainstormed […]

Tajikistan

Tajik Ambassador seeks business access through Pakistani ports

Posted on 07 July 2009

ISLAMABAD, Jul 2 (APP): Tajikistan is in a dire need of access to the world through Pakistani ports like Gwadar and Pakistan is also looking to import Tajik power to its northern areas, as it has the huge hydropower potentials and cheapest electricity in the world.This was stated by the Ambassador of Tajikistan, Zubaydov Zubaydullo […]

Turkmenistan

Pakistan offers to import Turkmenistan gas through Gwadar

Posted on 01 May 2009

ISLAMABAD (SANA): Pakistan has planned to use Gwadar port for importing natural gas from Turkmenistan. Special Secretary of Ministry of Oil and Gas G.A. Sabiri while briefing about the visit of advisor petroleum and gas doctor Asim Hussain to Turkmenistan, said that 14 thousand cubic feet reservoirs of gas were verified in Turkmenistan. This can […]

Uzbekistan

Uzbek envoy seeks transport facilities through Pak ports

Posted on 01 September 2009

By Sajjad Malik ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan is considering Uzbekistan’s request for provision of transport facilities at the Gwadar Port and Port Qasim, Uzbek Ambassador Aybek Arif Usmanov said on Tuesday. In a statement issued on the eve of Uzbekistan’s 18th independence day, the ambassador said Uzbekistan had earlier asked Pakistan to provide transport […]

Uzbekistan

Pakistan, Uzbekistan sign cooperation protocol

Posted on 19 April 2009

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Saturday signed a protocol to cooperate in water, power, agriculture, leather, textile, tourism and pharmaceutical sectors and to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. The agreement was signed in Tashkent after the conclusion of the 4th session of Pak-Uzbek Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC). Chairman of the JMC from Pakistan […]

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