Ports,Shipping renamed as Ministry of Maritime Affairs

Sophia Siddiqui


The Federal Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi on Tuesday approved changing the nomenclature of Ministry of Ports and Shipping to Ministry of Maritime Affairs.
The meeting approved a number of agreements with foreign countries. It also deliberated on the Welfare of Senior Citizen Bill 2017.
It approved signing of Negotiated Draft Visa Abolition Agreement between Pakistan and Italy for the holders of diplomatic passport.
The meeting granted Approval to amend the existing convention between Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the Avoidance of double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income for updating of Article of Exchange of Information.

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