Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi on Monday said that the investments in the shipping sector of the country would be greater as compared to the past.
Addressing a meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs chaired by its Chairman MNA Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi apprised the meeting that new shipping policy would be one of the great achievements of the incumbent government.
He said that the new shipping policy would benefit all the organizations including Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Port Qasim Authority (PQA), Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) and others.
The minister informed the participants of the meeting that process of digitization of the Maritime Affairs Ministry and its attached departments was underway which would be completed in stipulated time.
Syed Ali Haider Zaidi said that as many as 10 new terminals would be built to facilitate the shipping companies and shipping vessels.
The members of the committee asked KPT to ensure verification of domiciles during the process of recruitment in the KPT besides strictly observing the quota.
MNAs Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon, Muhammad Yaqoob Shaikh, Faheem Khan, Saif Ur Rehman, Abdul Shakoor Shad, Mir Khan Muhammad Jamali, Nuzhat Pathan, Muhammad Aslam Bhootani, Usama Qadri, Shahnaz Naseer Baloch, Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, Jam Abdul Karim Bijar, Abdul Qadir Patel, Kamal Uddin, Kesoo Mal Kheeal Das, KPT Chairman, Ports & Shipping Director General and senior officers of KPT.