Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk today chaired a briefing on functions of Ministry of Maritime Affairs

June 26, 2018

Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk today chaired a briefing on functions of Ministry of Maritime Affairs, its departments and autonomous organizations at Prime Minister’s Office. Minister for Maritime Affairs Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Secretary Maritime Affairs Mr. Mumtaz Ali Shah, Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Kazim Niaz, Chairman Pakistan National Shipping Corporation Mr. Rizwan Ahmed, Chairman Port Qasim Authority Mr. Asad Rafi Chandna, Chairman Gawadar Port Authority Mr. Dostain Khan Jamaidni and senior government officials were present during the briefing. 
 
Secretary Maritime Affairs made a detailed presentation about the working of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Karachi Port Trust, Pakistan Deep Water Container Port, Port Qasim Authority, Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) and other organizations falling under the domain of the Ministry.
 
Giving an overview of the performance of Karachi Port Trust (KPT), it was informed that the KPT has earned a profit of Rs. 4,341 million during 2017-18. Similarly, Port Qasim has also recorded an earning of Rs. 4,442 million for 2016-17 and Rs. 5870 million during the year 2017-18.
 
Briefing the Prime Minister on the development of strategically located Gawadar Port and Gawadar Free Zone area, the Secretary highlight various incentives that have been offered to the concession holder for the development of the Port. The Secretary also flagged some issues related to power and availability of clean drinking water which were hampering speedy development of Gawadar.
 
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the performance of the Ministry and its various bodies. He directed that comprehensive and concrete proposals for addressing issues related to development of Gawadar Port and addressing fast-depletion of fisheries resources be submitted by the Ministry.