Friday, July 19

A delegation of Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association met caretaker Prime Minister

A delegation of Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association met caretaker Prime Minister

A delegation of Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association met caretaker Prime Minister

A delegation of Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association met caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar in Islamabad. Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association President Abdul Rahim Zafar, Secretary General Hameed Baloch and Faisal Dashti participated in the meeting.

In the meeting, the delegation requested the Prime Minister that in order to make Gwadar port fully functional, initially some part of the government cargo should be imported from Gwadar port. The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to submit a comprehensive report in this regard.

Prime Minister said Gwadar port will be the center of sea trade in near future.  The government is taking steps to establish industries in Gwadar port and improve communication links with industrial areas. Providing employment and international quality facilities to the local people of Gwadar are key to the development of this important port of CPEC. The delegation also informed the Prime Minister about the problems of shipping clearing agencies. The Prime Minister assured the delegation that their problems would be solved on priority basis.

The delegation also informed the Prime Minister about the problems of fishermen in Gwadar. It is the priority of the government to give innovation to the fisheries industry in Gwadar. Fishermen in Gwadar are being given professional training for modern machinery, engines in boats and navigation equipment (Navigation) and methods of catching  fish according to international standards.

The wide potential of exports in the fisheries sector from Gwadar will be fully exploited. The delegation appreciated the government’s measures for providing employment to fishermen, vocational training and solving the overall problems of Gwadar.

Editor: Raja Kamran