Gwadar Port is finally set to become the premier port of Pakistan. It’s going to be handed over to a credible operator, which is going to invest in the necessary infrastructure to develop it. So far the port handles only 3 percent of the cargo that Karachi does, while it has the capacity to do a lot more. Now with proper connectivity, Gwadar Economic Free Zone and development of Gwadar city the people of this area are about to find out what it means to be prosperous. The move to make Gwadar Port fully operational will have a transformative impact on Pakistan. Of course there will be challenges and problems will arise that will need to be dealt with but in China, we have a partner that is willing to go the extra mile and takes challenges in its stride. Let’s hope Pakistan and China do their homework and see this project through.

AMJAD KHAN,

Lahore, April 15.