Security remains an important challenge for the development of Gwadar and other CPEC infrastructure facilities.
On July 5, Premier Imran Khan made a visit to Gwadar where he inaugurated phase one of Gwadar Free Zone (GFZ) and performed the ground breaking of phase 2.
Balochistan is to get its own regional bank; this will help the transformation of the Southern region.
Chinese fishing trawlers are posing a threat to the activities to local fishermen in Gwadar.
On June 2, was announced the decision taken by Saudi Arabia to shift its $10 billion oil refinery from Gwadar to Karachi.
On May 24, a High level delegation of the European Union visited Gwadar.
Gwadar attracts more visitors, but still needs basic facilities and comprehensive strategy for tourism.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi invites German companies to invest in the CPEC.
On April 7, 2021, Pakistan Customs cleared the first import-export consignment by M/s HK Sun Corporation Limited in Gwadar Free Zone
Gwadar has become the capital of South Balochistan.