GWADAR: (Parliament Times) Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday arrived at the Gwadar Port to start off shipment of trade
goods to the international markets, heralding the launch of massive
trade activities under $46 billion flagship of China-PakistanÂ Economic Corridor (CPEC) and turning the Gwadar Port a major hub Â of regional trade and commerce activities.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister for DefenceÂ Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif,Â Advisor on National Security Nasir Khan Janjua, Minister forÂ Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Mir Hasil Bizenjo of National Â Party and Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Amir of his own faction of JUI-F.
They were warmly received by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri and Minister for States and Frontier Regions
(SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch.
During his day-long visit to Gwadar, the Prime minister Â will also address a ceremony of launching the first mega pilot Â trade cargo.
The trade caravan has reached Gwadar from China afterÂ travelling through different areas of Pakistan under the strictÂ security cover of Pakistan Army and other security agencies Â that would now be shipped to its next export destinations.
With the commencement of trade and shipment activities at Â the Gwadar Port, the CPEC is all set to become a â€œgame changerâ€ Â for Pakistan and the entire region.