Taha Siddiqui reports for France 24 and is the Pakistan bureau chief of Indian television channel WION.
Beijing’s unusual largesse has fuelled suspicions in the US and India that Gwadar is part of China’s future geo-strategic plans to challenge US naval dominance.
The court also disqualified Sharif from office after an investigative panel alleged his family could not account for its vast wealth.
The court is expected to make a decision in a week or two, with analysts split on whether it will dismiss Sharif or recommend a fresh investigation.
Pakistan has said that the two Chinese men were preachers who had posed as business people to enter the country.
General Bajwa will likely take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal handover on Tuesday.