Gwadar Port and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will be built as the most strategic deep sea port in the region at all costs. COAS, Gen Raheel Sharif
To connect Gwadar Port with rest of the country, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, directed Frontier Works Organization (FWO) that took the challenges including construction of 870 kilometres of road. During his recent visit to Panjgur and Turbat, COAS inspected a part of under construction road network and said ‘Gwadar Port and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be built as the most strategic deep sea port in the region at all costs.’ He also appreciated FWO for their untiring efforts in construction of such a vast road network across the length and breadth of Balochistan against all odds and paid rich tributes to FWO soldiers for sacrificing their lives and limbs for undertaking this national project. Construction of these roads will link Gwadar Port with rest of the country by multi-directional routes i.e Chaman through N-25, Dera Ismail Khan through N-50 and Indus Highway N-55. On these projects the average progress of work is approximately 1.5 kilometres per day on international standards which is unprecedented in field of road construction throughout the world.