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Gwadar declared capital of South Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The port city of Gwadar, a crown jewel of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been declared the capital of South Balochistan.

Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Chairman Naseer Khan Kashani revealed that they have received an official status of capital of South Balochistan. He said they have received a letter from the Government of Balochistan in this regard. An agreement in this regard has been inked on Wednesday March 31.

GDA officials said the provincial government has declared the rest house of Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) as the secretariat office. The government has also allocated funds to furnish the civil secretariat.

A team of Services & General Admission Department has launched recruitment process. Gwadar is now an official provincial metropolis of South Balochistan. A government official of Balochistan said that Gwadar is now an official provincial metropolis of South Balochistan.

Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) official Nadir Baloch said that the new initiative would have a positive impact on the image of Gwadar for future development. It will catapult its star image on the national and international spectrum and will help charge up Gwadar Master Plan.

On February 23, 2017 former Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri announced to designate Gwadar as the winter capital of the province and directed all provincial departments to set up their offices in the port city.