On 8th Sept 1958, Oman turns over Gwadur (on Balochistan coast)  to Pakistan

Gwadar is a port city on the Arabian sea in costal Baluchistan .Gwadar is situated on the southwestern Arabian sea  on a natural hammerhead shaped peninsula namely Gwadar West Bay and Gwadar East Bay. Gwadar is largely fiat baleen land with two hills Koh-e- Batil and Koh-e-mehdi.Koh-e-batil maximum height is 449ft at the head of the hammerhead peninsula and that of Koh-e-Mehdi height is 1,112ft to the east of the city Gwadar is a port city on the Arabian  ea in costal Baluchistan .F or many centuries Gwadar was under the control of various regional and colonial states and science 1958 it has been under the  administration of Pakistan .

Gwadar features heavily in CPEC, and is also envisaged to be the link between the One Belt, One Road and Maritime Silk Road project. $1.153 billion worth of infrastructure projects will be invested into the city as part of CPEC, with the aim of linking northern Pakistan and western China to the deep water seaport.
Among the exciting predictions are that the population of Gwadar Port will explode from around 300,000 to 2 million in the next 30 years. It is expected the size of the city’s economy will surge from $0.6bn to $30bn annually. That growth will be fuelled by a rise in employment from 105,000 to 1.1 million jobs.
After four years of negotiations, Pakistan purchased the Gwadar enclave from Oman for US$3 million on 8 September 1958 and Gwadar officially became part of Pakistan on 8 December 1958, after 200 years of Omani rule.
Compiled by: DurreShahwar


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