Gwadar port, seen before the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on November 13, 2016. The port’s expected benefits have not trickled down to local residents, leaving many feeling aggrieved. Photo: Reuters
Gwadar port, seen before the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on November 13, 2016. The port’s expected benefits have not trickled down to local residents, leaving many feeling aggrieved. Photo: Reuters
Adnan Aamir
Opinion

Opinion

Adnan Aamir

Could Gwadar port protests close the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s crown jewel?

  • Six years after Gwadar became the focal point of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the benefits have yet to reach the city’s people
  • Protests over checkpoint humiliations, government inaction and failure to provide basic amenities threaten to shut down one of the project’s key hubs

Gwadar port, seen before the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on November 13, 2016. The port’s expected benefits have not trickled down to local residents, leaving many feeling aggrieved. Photo: Reuters
Gwadar port, seen before the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on November 13, 2016. The port’s expected benefits have not trickled down to local residents, leaving many feeling aggrieved. Photo: Reuters
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