PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Gwadar port will provide Afghanistan and energy-rich Central Asian states big opportunities for regional trade connectivity, hopes a Pakistani official.
Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said Pakistan was prioritising economic integration to promote regional trade.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Dawood touted the own geo-strategic and economic importance the Gwadar deep-seaport in Balochistan province.
A rail link from Gwadar to Kandhar and other parts of Afghanistan might be established to boost the value of the port, the advisor suggested.
The oficial believed that Central Asia, accessed through Afghanistan, could emerge as a key trade and transport route for the entire region.
“Our trade must be based on secure, open, consistent, reliable and legal movement of goods across the Durand Line,” the advisor stressed.