President underlines need to utilize Gwadar Port free zone area for transit trade

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - President Dr Arif Alvi has underlined the need to utilize Gwadar Port free zone area for transit trade with Afghanistan and Balochistan in addition to Karachi ports.

Addressing a briefing meeting on progress work about the Master Plan of Gawadar city and operationalization of Gwadar Port, at Gawadar, today (Wednesday), he said speedy flow of traffic at Gwadar port must be ensured.

He also directed the authorities to accelerate development activities and remove hindrances in this regard through consensus-building and consultation with the relevant stakeholders.

The President was briefed about the 19 km Eastbay Expressway and 60 acres free zone area in Gwadar city.

Dr Arif Alvi thanked the Chinese Government for constructing state-of-the-art China Business Center in Gwadar.