GWADAR: Pakistan is making history with the game-changer project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as trade activities have formally begun at Gwadar through western route of the $ 46 dollar project between Beijing and Islamabad.

Officials said first trade convoy carrying Chinese goods for export and a Chinese ship have arrived at Gwadar the port that is center of the CPEC.

Sources said opening ceremony of Gwadar port has been scheduled on Sunday. Civil and military leadership of China and Pakistan is likely to attend the event.

Officials said Chinese convoy with over 44 containers will leaving for Middle East and Africa from Gwadar.

Earlier, the first Chinese convoy moving from Kashgar to Gwadar was welcomed by army officials at Quetta.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $ 46 dollar project, is a pilot project of one Belt and one Road Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping that aims to enhance regional connectivity, communication and cooperation.

Experts believe commencement of trade at Gwadar port under CPEC will become a visible “game changer” for Pakistan and the entire region.

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