Gwadar: Sand really is being converted into gold

By Adnan Malik (TS1B)

On Friday, 16 February, I went to Gwadar with my Father by road. It was a startling journey, when I saw that there was no petrol station from zero point to Gwadar (where Gwadar is 650 km away). It was great luck that we were on a Prado, which was most suitable for this journey, otherwise we saw many cars which were coming back and their engines over heated because water was not available for cooling down the Engines. There was no traffic on the road and obviously the road was very good. We saw many Islands and we were praising God Almighty for blessing Pakistan with such wonderful sights and big mountains of sand.

Pakistan has given a contract of Forty years to the Government of Singapore for the development of Gwadar. After 23rd March, 2007 port is opened for ships and very heavy Ships can stay at the port due to its depth. Pakistan through networking of roads is linking Gwadar with Karachi and the north to enable the Central Asian States to use Gwadar as a port for their trade. Water supply is being improved, seven jetties are being constructed and local fishermen are being given motor engine run boats. The local hospital is also being upgraded.

Gwadar Airport is also being reconstructed and the Omanian government has offered large sums of money to increase the Runway of Gwadar. Gwadar is strategically linked with three increasingly important regions of the world, the oil rich Middle East, heavily populated South Asia and resource rich Central Asia. It would be like a Corridor for these three regions. We also visited Pearl continental hotel Gwadar, Which has been constructed on the top of the famous Mountain, from where we can View the whole of Gwadar. Many Housing Projects have also started and Land there is very expensive.

In short Gwadar is the world of Heaven like Islands of Gulf Countries. Lush Cars and Grand Buildings like the huge Sky-scrappers of European Countries is the proposed plan of Gwadar, still there is no any registered car in Gwadar. But when the port will open for the ships to unload their goods the custom duty on cars will be significantly decreased.

Gwadar is a Deep sea port, it’s growth will be unpredictable but it will be a miracle city that is surrounded by deep sea, a strip of sand being converted to gold.

16 Replies to “Gwadar: Sand really is being converted into gold”

  1. Yes thank you!!! First year who wrote something!! Joy to the world, our new writer is here!

  2. And its so nice to read something optimistic about Pakistan. or anything, for that matter. i hope everything you’ve written abut this ‘miracle city’ will come true, adnan.

  3. Nice writing Adnan!!!!

    it’s gr8 2 see actualy tht atleast someone loves Pakistan and its people!!!!

  4. ahem ahem…..
    ali.. your skills as an editor………. sigh…. nevermind….. that…… but stop trying to steal the 1st years’ light too…….!
    get after him and get him to write for teh magazine…..

  5. ahh..what could be more spicy and bitchbling-mag-worthy than a casual catfight between two Publication Secretaries!

  6. I don’t think Ali edited it at all. I made some off the top changes. And then one of the other editors did a bit more.

    With some stuff, it takes more time to edit than to write. But this one wasn’t toooooooooooo off the track.

  7. That’s it! I’m sending you two Aasim and Furhan the original articles then you can judge if I had edited the damn thing or not?!! 😡

  8. I think that’s what he’s trying to say. It would have been all right had you not edited it. But since you did. Man you did a terrible job at it.

  9. Ha ha….
    Lets see how good a job you can do Mr. Furhan when you take over Quack!! I hope the faculty breathes down your neck over every sentence you utter!

    As for you Mr. Aasim Ahmed, this is an act of WAR, prepare to meet a gristly death at the hands of a much peeved Publisher!! :@

    *The Following is not considered a threat, if any dunderheads consider it so, get your head examined!!

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