ISLAMABAD, OCT 17 /DNA/ – Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a delegation visit to Gwadar from October 11-14, 2022. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director-General ISSI led the delegation comprising senior diplomats, businessmen, academics, and media persons.
The objective of the delegation visit was to familiarize members of academia, business community, diplomats and journalists to the Gwadar port and city that is central to the success of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Visit provided delegation an opportunity to learn first-hand about the ongoing development and future plans of Gwadar port and city.
During the visit, delegation received briefings from Gwadar Development Authority, Gwadar Port Authority, China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), and armed forces representatives. Delegation interacted with local business community, district administration and local people.
Delegation also visited Gwadar University to interact with faculty and students. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, DG ISSI, delivered a talk on ‘Regional and Global Imperatives of CPEC’ at Gwadar University.
ISSI intends to follow-up on the visit with via producing a detailed report and convening events to focus on the development of Gwadar port and city.
Delegation members included, Amb. Naghamana Hashmi, former Ambassador to China; Ms.Aisha Faroouqi, Additional Secretary SCO, MOFA; Mr. Zahid Latif Khan, President Islamabad Stock Exchange; Raja Amer Iqbal, former President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Shakeel Munir, former President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dr. Zahid Anwar, Pro-Vice Chancellor Peshawar University; Mr. Farrukh Pitafi, anchor person PTV World; and Dr. Talat Shabbir, Director China-Pakistan Study Center.