Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has said that for the first time in history, the stranded ship turned out to be safe. Before that, a ship of 90,000 tons of oil tanker was stranded.
Talking to media in Karachi, Ali Haider Zaidi said that we are still learning port matters, people were considering it as a department of earnings, before Imran Khan no one paid attention to this department while the country’s economy Depends on the port.
Ali Haider Zaidi said that we have control over the entire coast, KPT has over-employment, KPT had not had internal audit since 2010 while there are many cases including encroachments, illegal occupation of land.
He said that KPT has more than 900 court cases, KPT’s workshop has been closed for 14 years, people paid for the land but did not get possession.
The Federal Minister further said that the industrial lands are sitting on the land with a restraining order while the institution is already suffering from administrative crisis.
He said that Port Qasim would buy hybrid buses and give gifts to educational institutions, Karachi University, NED, Dow and SMC. Port Qasim to KPT are launching a new bus service.
Ali Haider Zaidi said that Karachi has now been audited till 2016, they are going to build a bridge through which heavy traffic will pass, heavy traffic in the city will be eliminated.
He said that KPT land will not be leased for pennies, KPT and Port Qasim have set up 2 new departments while Pakistan is setting up a new company called Maritime Services, this company should be set up in public-private partnership. Will
The Federal Minister said that in setting up his company he would have the opportunity to do business in his own currency. The coastal areas of Pakistan are second to none in the world. Such countries are neither borrowers nor lenders.
Ali Zaidi further said that the two accused in the murder of Zahra Shahid were employees of KPT, both the accused were recruited by Babar Ghauri and at present Babar Ghauri has fled to America.