The state of Pakistan was established in 1947 as one of the two successor states of British India, yet the land and its people possess an extensive and continuous history that can be traced back to very ancient times. The history of Pakistan for times preceding 1947 sometimes partially overlaps with that of India, Afghanistan, and Iran. The last 60 years have seen a major improvement in the country’s Social, Cultural, Political and Economic indicators. The political front of the country has seen quite a few ups and downs in terms of ruling parties coming in and fading out, however this has supported and strengthened the political and democratic sense of the Pakistani citizens. Democracy in Pakistan is flourishing with more Pakistanis observing & learning the political dynamics of the country and getting more aware of voters rights and strengths. Primarily an agricultural country, Pakistan has seen an increase in the variety of industries as well as in the size and variety of products. Over the last two decades especially, the agri-products industry has seen “value-addition” and “product innovation” across the agri-product range. The industry has progressed from basic refinement and hygiene care to nutrition balancing and specialized nutrition supplements in various packaging varieties. Exports have had a healthy boost due to the advancement in packaged products enhancements. The national industry has also seen a tremendous development in the telecommunications, banking, real estate, automobile, computer & industrial equipment industries both horizontally and vertically. The Pakistan of today is certainly a happening place and a market full of opportunities both for the investor and the buyer.
Currently, Pakistan has two main operating international deep-sea ports: Karachi Port and Port Qasim. During the coming years, their capacity expansion programs are unlikely to keep pace with the expected growth in demand, resulting in a need for a third port ( Gawadar Port) to fill the gap. Gwadar is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the western province of Balochistan. It is about 533 km from Karachi and 120 km from the Iranian border. Gwadar Port is located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, just outside the Straits of Hormuz, near the key shipping routes in and out of the Persian Gulf.