New shipping policy to be in vogue soon: Ali Zaidi

KARACHI: New shipping policy will be in vogue very soon and it will bring huge investment in shipping sector, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs said on Monday.

The minister informed the fifth meeting of the Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs, which was held at KPT Headquarters under the Chairmanship of Mir Amer Ail Khan Magsi, Member National Assembly.

Ali Haider Zaidi told the standing committee on maritime affairs about the new shipping policy which will be in vogue very soon.

“It is huge achievement of the present government. It will be beneficial for all the organization such as KPT, PQA, PNSC etc. and besides this investment in shipping sector will be greater as compared to the past,” he said.

He informed that the process of digitization was being carried in the ministry and its departments as well as organizations. Around ten new terminals will be build to facilitate the shipping companies and shipping vessels.

The committee also asked KPT to strictly observe quota requirements for the jobs. The provincial government in conjunction with KPT should resolve the issues of traffic congestion and encroachment.

The meeting was attended by Syed Ali Haider Zaidi Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs and MNAs, Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon, Muhammad Yaqoob Shaikh, Faheem Khan, Saif ur Rehman, Abdul Shakoor Shad, Mir Khan Muhamamd Jamali, Ms. Nuzhat Pathan, Muhammad Aslam Bhootani, Usman Qadri, Ms. Shahnaz Naseer Baloch, Qasier Ahmed Sheikh, Jam Abdul Karim Bijar, Abdul Qadir Patel, Kamal Uddin, Kesoo Mal Kheeal Das, Chairman KPT, DG Ports and Shipping and Senior Officers of KPT.

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