Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs discusses affairs of the Ministry and current political situation of the country to the media at KPT
While addressing to the media, the Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Senator Syed Faisal Ali Sabzwari stated that the Ministry of Maritime Affairs had been contributing a significant share in the country’s taxes. He further apprised the media; “Our ports are playing an important role in the development of the country. We have made coordinated policies and if these policies remained continued in the ports, the profit from the ports will double next year.”
Moreover, in Port Qasim Authority (PQA), the Ministry is trying to provide a new container terminal and the Ministry is also working on signing and provision of a new LNG terminal as well.
While talking on Gwadar Port, the Minister highlighted that revolutionary measures were being taken for the development of Gwadar port. He stated that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has special interest in the development of Gwadar, under his supervision, special committee for reviewing work at the Gwadar has created and numerous meetings had been conducted on it.
The Minister also mentioned that for the people of Gwadar, we have promised some 2000 fisherman to provide them motor boat engines for Rs. 500m for effective fishing. We are also going to provide them a floating jetty with the cost of Rs. 267m by the end of this year.