Regional Significance of Chabahar Port for the Middle East & Pakistan


  • Usman Ghani
  • Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed
  • Saima Kausar


Middle East, Chabahar Port, Persian Gulf, sanctions, energy resources, proxy wars, OPEC.


The Chabahar port has the potential to benefit Iran economically and geo-politically. With
India and Afghanistan, being associates of Iran on Chabahar, Iran would be able to
increase its regional influence and affect the Middle Eastern conflicts substantially. The
geopolitical and geo-economic consequences of Chabahar will be enormous. It would be
one of the significant advances in the broader province of Iran after a considerable time.
With its ideal location, energy resources, and a relatively strong state and military muscle,
Iran has the potential to play a leading or even pivotal role in Central Asia, the Persian
Gulf, the Middle East, and the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). If the original plan and
associated agreements are fulfilled, a new trade route extending from Central Asia to the
Middle East and Europe would be materialized. Iran strategically aims at becoming a
significant oil-exporting country and a preferred transit route for international oil
shipments. The paper aims to ascertain the possible implications of the Chabahar port on
Pakistan and the Middle East.




How to Cite

Ghani, U., Ahmed, D. A., & Kausar, S. (2020). Regional Significance of Chabahar Port for the Middle East & Pakistan. Journal of Global Peace and Security Studies (JGPSS), 1(2), 31–43. Retrieved from