History of Gwadar | Global Trade Impact of CPEC

Gwadar is a hammerhead-shaped peninsula protruding into the Arabian Sea from the westernmost coastline of Pakistan in Balochistan province. The coastal line of Pakistan is approximately 650 km however, Gwadar is situated at the apex of the Arabian Sea and at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, approximately 460 km west of Karachi, 75 km east of Pakistan’s border with Iran and 380 km northeast of the nearest point in Oman across the Arabian Sea. It is a natural and strategic location for a warm-water, Gwadar deep-sea port and was purchased from Oman by the Government of Pakistan. #historyofgwadar History of Gwadar is a long topic but we have tried to cover some important parts.

The CPEC will affect Pakistan’s trade flows through multiple channels.

First, it will reduce behind-the-border trade costs and bring about a shift in the modes of transportation.

Second, it will strengthen economic integration with the world’s largest trading nation, China.

Some of the essential questions/answers on quora.com are.

Why did Oman sell Gwadar to Pakistan?

Who bought Gwadar for Pakistan?

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Malik Feroze Khan Noon addressed the nation on Radio Pakistan on 7 September 1958 to break the news of Gwadar’s accession to Pakistan and celebrations broke out in Gwadar, Balochistan and the rest of Pakistan. (History of Gwadar)

Why did China invest in Gwadar port?

With the development of Pakistan’s second largest port Gwadar, this trade corridor will stretch from the Western Chinese city of Kashgar in the Xinxiang province of China to the port of Gwadar, thus providing access to the Chinese to the Arabian Sea barely 600 kilometre east of the narrow Strait of Hormuz through which passes about 35% of the world’s oil shipments. (History of Gwadar)

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