First cargo from China arrives in Pakistan under the new Pak-China road trade deal
Milestone in Trade: Embracing Global Connectivity
The vibrancy of the Gilgit-Baltistan region was palpable as locals and traders celebrated a historic moment: the arrival of the first-ever cargo from China on Sunday. This isn’t just a simple trade agreement – it signifies a deeper synergy and collaboration between China and Pakistan. With the strengthening of these ties, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) emerges not only as an infrastructural marvel but as a symbol of shared goals and aspirations.
The Path of Prosperity: Beyond Borders and Business
Before this landmark achievement, groundwork was being laid. An international road transport (TIR) route, connecting the heart of China in Kashgar to the nerve center of Pakistan, Islamabad, was brought to life. Beyond the physical movement of goods, this route symbolizes a bridge of cultural and economic exchange.
Imtiaz Hussain, a key figure at Pakistan’s Silk Route Dry Port (SRDP) Sost, sheds light on the immediate implications. Two consignments, aimed for Afghanistan, have made their way to the Sost Dry Port, waiting for the final clearance. This intricate web of trade and transit underlines the potential of this route, painting a picture of an interconnected future.
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Imran Ali, a stalwart in the Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce, captures the collective sentiment perfectly. He sees beyond the present, visualizing a region blooming with entrepreneurial ventures and robust businesses. With the reduction in commodity prices on the horizon, the local populace stands to gain immensely. This new route is more than just a path, it’s a promise to Central Asian countries, offering them a streamlined passage to China, amplifying the trade possibilities manifold.
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