LAHORE – Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has announced that an advisory committee would be formed to resolve issues related to demurrage at the country’s ports and other related problems.
On his visit to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) yesterday, Zaidi said the body would consist of representatives of business chambers, the maritime affairs ministry and relevant departments.
He invited meeting participants to visit Karachi Port, Port Qasim and Gwadar Port to explore the emerging opportunities for them.
“We will give great news to the nation about Gwadar Port very soon,” said Zaidi while pointing out that his ministry was facing multiple problems and was trying its best to resolve them.
The minister emphasised that Pakistani investors could purchase their own ships and hand over their management to Pakistan National Shipping Company, but in such a situation, bills would be paid in Pakistani rupees instead of US dollars.
Pakistan has five terminals for loading and unloading containers.