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port city (1998 est. pop. 43,850), Baluchistan prov., SW Pakistan, at the N end of the Arabian Sea. Traditional industries include fishing and fish processing; there also are facilities for the production of sea salt and the desalinizaton of water. In the early 21st cent. a modern deepwater port was developed there (largely with Chinese funding); the port officially opened in 2007. A 3.6 sq mi (9.3 sk km) Chinese special economic zone and free-trade area nearby the port is under development, and new or improved road, rail, and pipeline links with the rest of Pakistan as well as China and Iran are also being developed. Gwadar was ruled by the sultanate of Muscat and Oman (now Oman) from the late 18th cent.; it was purchased in 1958 by Pakistan.
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The sources said the coach was en route to Gwadar from Karachi when unknown armed men stopped it and took 22 passengers with them at Makran coastal highway near Pasni.
Fulvio Martusciello, Member of the European Parliament has written a letter to the President of the European Parliament about the forcible acquisition of land of the ethnic Baloch people for the completion of the Gwadar Port project.
OTHAL -- Deputy Superintendant Police (Special Branch) Gwadar along with two others including an Assistant Sub-Inspector Police sustained injuries in a road accident on Coastal Highway near Lyari Check Post, some 25 kilometers from here on Thursday.
Chairman PPP was talking to Ijaz Baloch, PPP ticket-holder from Gwadar who called on him at Bilawal House on Thursday.
Islamabad: The government has acquired 2,281 acres of land for establishment of an export processing zone by China adjacent to the Gwadar deep sea port on the Arabian Sea in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province.
The project received a major boost when control of Gwadar Port was transferred to China's state-owned China Overseas Ports Holding in February 2013.
If the US lifts its bans against Iran, Pakistan has announced that it will build a 711-km gas pipeline from district Nawabshah to Gwadar to connect the planned Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal which would also be stretched by 71-km towards Iranian border to transport gas under Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project.
Funds have been allocated for preliminary research on building the rail link connecting Kashgar city of Xinjiang with the Pakistani deep sea port at Gwadar on the Arabian Sea, said Zhang Chunlin, director of the province's regional development and reform commission.
ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (KUNA) -- A high level Chinese delegation visited the southwestern Pakistani port Gwadar to seek out possibilities of linking the port through road and rail with China and other regional countries to make it fully functional for future trade and economic activities.
Karachi, May 24 ( ANI ): China has successfully taken over the operational control of Pakistan's Gwadar Port.
The Sultanate is currently studying Pakistan's proposal to run a ferry service between Gwadar and Muscat, which was proposed during Pakistani prime minister's visit to Oman in December 2010.
So, too, has the Pakistani defense minister's disclosure that his country recently asked China to start building a naval base at its strategically positioned port of Gwadar, on the Arabian Sea.