It is with great pleasure that we present Gwadar: Song of the Sea Wind for the general public and the tourist. For centuries Gwadar remained a lonely outpost where ocean going vessels called from faraway lands. It was only with the beginning of the current millennium that this beautiful but neglected little fishing village came into notice. With the commencement of the various projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor partnership, Gwadar is now poised to vie with places like Dubai and Singapore. While the city undergoes feverish building activity and is set for a complete makeover, we envisage an influx of visitors. Indeed, this is no erroneous belief. Over the past several years since Gwadar became easily accessible by road from Karachi, the city has seen a regular inflow of tourists. The only change now is that it waits for foreign visitors to start visiting. After the work done by British geographers and explorers, most of it in the nineteenth century, a study of the Balochistan seaboard in general and of Gwadar in particular ended. In the past more than a century, there has been no work on this area. With Gwadar poised on the threshold of world attention, this book is very timely. It will make the perfect travel companion for anyone travelling overland from Karachi to this city of great promise.
1. History. 2. Culture. 3. Architecture.