Senate committee appreciate Ports and Shipping Ministry


ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (APP): 2nd meeting of the Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs was held in Committee Room No. 2, Parliament House here on Friday under the Chairmanship of Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi, MNA.

The Committee was briefed on the working of the ministry and its attached departments. The Federal Minister Syed Ali Haider Zaidi told the Committee that the previous fishing policy is being revised and new policy is being made addressing the issues of Karachi Port Trust, Port Qasim, Fisheries and Gwadar Port Authority. The Minister said that contracts of Port Qasim Authority and Karachi Port Trust are also being reviewed. Night navigation at port Qasim has started and it is another achievement of present Government that two LNG ships are being accommodated at one time. The Committee lauded the efforts of the Minister and assured their support in resolving the issues.

The Committee endorsed all the ongoing schemes and future schemes presented and gave its nod of approval to the sum of money required for the schemes. 

The meeting was attended by MNAs Mr. Muhammad Yaqoob Sahikh, Mr. Faheem Khan, Mr. Saif Ur Rehman, Mr. Abdul Shakoor Shad, Mir Khan Muhmmad Jamali, Ms. Nuzhat Pathan, Mr. Lal Chand, Ms. Shahnaz Naseer Baloch, Mr. Mohammad Aslam Bhootani, Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, Mr. Jam Abdul Karim Bijar, Mr. Abdul Qadir Patel, Mr. Kamal Uddin and Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs along with Senior Officers of the Ministry.

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