Gwadar Agreement


In addition to these incentives, the provincial government of Balochistan has also been asked to exempt PSA International from levying provincial and regional taxes. Under the agreement with PSA, the Pakistani government is expected to receive a fixed share of 9% of revenue from freight and shipping services, in addition to 15% of revenue from the adjacent special economic zone. As part of these agreements, India will also offer a $150 million line of credit from Exim Bank of India for future port development. [93] India also agreed to extend a $400 million line of credit for the import of steel for the construction of a rail link between Chabahar and Zahedan. [94] At the IRCON of India and Iran CDTIC signed a memorandum of understanding for the possible construction and financing of the Chabahar railway line to Zahedan at a cost of $1.6 billion. [95] In 1783, the Khan of Kalat Mir Noori Naseer Khan Baloch Taimur Sultan, the defeated ruler of Muscat, granted superiority over Gwadar. [21] When the sultan later replaced Muscat, he was to continue his reign in Gwadar by appointing a wali (or “governor”). This wali was then ordered to subdue the nearby coastal town of Chabahar (now in Iran) .. . . .