Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s top aide Sartaj Aziz has said that the country was considering linking Gwadar with Iranian harbour Chabahar. Aziz said that Pakistan welcome projects of regional connectivity which have the potential to generate economic activity, reports Dawn.
The adviser hinted at a proposal of declaring Gwadar and Chabahar as ‘sister ports’ and said Pakistan was also constructing a road to the Iranian port being developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan. Aziz added that Pakistan has suffered 60,000 casualties of which about 10,000 are those of security personnel.
Commenting on the implementation of Pakistan’s anti-terror programme, Aziz said it had been successfully implemented followed by the on-going National Action Plan (NAP). He said being a nuclear power and a stable economy, Pakistan would sail smooth and move forward by overcoming the current issues.