First CPEC cargo shipment launched from Gwadar Port

Federal Ministers Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman  and other officials were present on the occasion.

The first mega trade cargo convoy which reached Gwadar from China departed for Middle East and African countries.

Earlier addressing a ceremony regarding departure of the first mega pilot trade cargo at Gwadar Port, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan will leave no stone unturned to materialize the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in time.

It is an historic day marking the materialization of the vision and idea of one belt one road, he said.

The premier said CPEC is aims at integrating development and commerce of various regions across Asia and Europe.

He further stressed that CPEC is now going to be a reality.

He assured that the CPEC is for the entire Pakistan and no region or province is left out of it.

Speaking on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong said the day is very significant for CPEC and to China Pakistan relations.

He said it is for the first time that a convoy successfully passed through the western part of Pakistan from north to the South. He said it is also for the first time that the Gwadar Port is exporting containers to the overseas destinations.

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Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri welcomed the Chinese mega trade convoy and termed it a landmark in implementing the grand China Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

He said Gwadar Port is the base of CPEC which will bring prosperity to the country and particularly Balochistan.

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