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The Changing Fortunes Of Balochistan's Makran Region

Gwadar port in Makran is slated to be the lynchpin of billions of dollars in Chinese investment collectively called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Islamabad is attempting to stabilize the region amid a weakening separatist rebellion.
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Ormara, a small town on Makran coast houses an important Pakistani naval base.
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Ormara, a small town on Makran coast houses an important Pakistani naval base.

Trubat's arid climate, long and hot summers favor Date palms.
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Trubat's arid climate, long and hot summers favor Date palms.

A view of Makran Coastal Highway, which connects the region to the southern Pakistani seaport city of Karachi.
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A view of Makran Coastal Highway, which connects the region to the southern Pakistani seaport city of Karachi.

A roadside restaurant on Makran is open 24/7.
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A roadside restaurant on Makran is open 24/7.

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