GWADAR: The caravan consisted of 50 trucks travelling through Khunjerab amid strict security by the Pakistan Army. The Chinese goods will be exported to different countries through the Gwadar port. The caravan left China on October 31 and reached Gwadar in 11 days – a journey which would otherwise have taken 45 days.
A ceremony marking the opening of trade activities through the corridor will be held on Sunday, which will be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and ambassadors of 15 countries. CPEC is a collection of projects currently under construction at a cost of $51 billion. The major portion will be spent for enhancing energy capacity of the country and almost $12 billion on infrastructure-related projects. CPEC-related construction work has been expedited after ships carrying construction material arrived in Gwadar at the end of October.