(Karachi P.R. 1st August, 2016) Federal Minister For Port & Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bazenjo has assured The Federation of Pakistan Chambers Of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) to bring improvement in Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Act and remove all the issues being faced by traders regarding the port authorities. Mir Bazenjo has taken this decision on pointing out the port issues by FPCCI. Expressing his personal interest, he has vowed not only to change the law but to formulate such rules which will facilitate interest of all sectors’ people, trade and industry. The federal minister has directed to prepare a report of proposals about making the port as the most convenient and economical with smooth clearance systems. FPCCI representatives are now looking forward to have positive outcome from decisions of the honorable federal minister for ports on the following issues: (i) to declare custom agents a member trustee for being most prominent and round the clock stake holders, workers, users and largest service providers at ports and largest revenue payers of port wharfage, demurrage and other charges to port exchequers; (ii) the trade of entire Pakistan affiliated with ports for their imports and exports are extremely in trouble and fear in the hands of terminal operators and shipping agents on account of extra ordinary charges; (iii) the extra charges of shipping agents, terminal operators and forwarders will sabotage the shipping trade.
Maher Alam Khan
Acting Secretary General