If you have been keeping yourself up to speed to the latest happenings around town, you might have caught sight of images depicting the picturesque Gwadar stadium which has become the talk of town ever since Pakistani celebrities held an iconic match in the breathtaking yet not quite as known location in Baluchistan.
Well-known media personality Fakhr e Alam had been teasing about the upcoming match for quite a while and the last few days have been all about attendees sharing scenic clicks of this dazzling location. The match was conducted between two countries- The Showbiz Sharks and Gwadar Dolphins. The Sharks were led by PCB CEO Waseem Khan and had known faces like Faysal Qureishi, Ali Zafar, Saleem Sheikh, Aijaz Aslam, Shezad Roy, Sami Khan, among others. The Dolphins were represented by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari and included local players.
The match had an emotional tribute paid to lost Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara and the other two foreign climbers who were lost on an adventurous expedition and dangerous winter summit on the savage mountain K2.
The friendly cricket match has put the spotlight on the newly inaugurated stadium which is definitely going to be a major tourism boost for the country.
Dubbed as the world’s most beautiful stadium, the arena shone the spotlight on a city which isn’t mainstream yet but doesn’t fall far behind iconic spots of vacation like Bali and Bahamas. This is probably because it has all those natural elements which tourists seek from their usual mundane routines. With its extremely deep and blue water, the whitest of sand deserts, unbelievable pristine beaches that are complimented with majestic dunes and hills across the silent beach belt, Gwadar is a diamond mine yet to be discovered.
The cricket match was just a portal to unleash the potential of this defining location within Pakistan. Considered to be not just a dream destination for those who seek nature in its true glory, Gwadar also stands strong for its economical worth and regional magnitude.
The mega collaborative project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) having a whopping value at $46 billion heavily features the parameters and foundations of Gwadar and is envisaged to be the link between the One Belt, One Road and Maritime Silk Road project. It is already considered as mega project that will put country’s productivity onto the map. Once the project progresses into fruition, it is expected that Gwadar’s development will kickstart at a rapid pace right after the launch. The major effects to take place will be a steep rise in the rates of property which will in turn make Gwadar a hot city with so much to offer!
Indeed, such initiatives and campaigns which highlight the worth and the greatness embedded within Pakistan should be celebrated and given the spotlight, for due to this one cricket match, there has been a curiosity led widened search on what exactly is Gwadar!