CPEC western route
The road construction of CPEC will be carried out based on three routes – center, eastern, and western. The Western route among these routes is considered economically and politically viable compared to the Central and Easter routes. CPEC western route has several economic benefits including growth in employment, economic output, and household welfare. The route will pass from Gwadar, Turbat, Panjgur, Khuzdar, Kalat, Quetta, Zhob, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Peshawar, Hasanabdal, and onwards and will mostly cover the least developed areas of Pakistan such as Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. China will also benefit from CPEC due to reduced distance resulting in lesser time for shipment.