Pakistan News : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that special laws could be introduced to grant Gwadar a similar status like that of Hong Kong.
Speaking after receiving a briefing on the Gwadar-Kashgar project, Prime Minister Sharif said there would be several advantages of declaring Gwadar a free port.
“The location of Gwadar is strategic and there is full potential of it to become a free port. It is my opinion to give Gwadar special status and special rules and regulations can be formulated,” Prime Minister Sharif said.
The prime minister also informed the meeting that China had shown interest in establishing an underground railway network in Karachi and Lahore
Commenting on the security situation, the prime minister stressed the elimination of terrorism as being the key to peace and progress.