Pakistan’s PM Emphasizes Government’s Focus on Modernizing Gwadar Fisheries

Fri Nov 17 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Friday said that the government is committed to modernizing fisheries in Gwadar, Balochistan. 

The Prime Minister, in a meeting with a delegation from the Gwadar Shipping and Clearing Agents Association, stated that professional training is underway to enhance the skills of local fishermen, bringing their practices in line with international standards by utilizing modern machinery, boats equipped with engines, and advanced navigation systems.

In the meeting, the prime minister assured the delegation, led by Association President Abdur Raheem Zafar and Secretary General Hameed Baloch, that the government is dedicated to fully exploiting the export potential of Gwadar’s fisheries.

The delegation proposed an initial allowance for the import of a specific portion of government cargo through the Gwadar Port before full operationalization, and the prime minister instructed authorities to provide a comprehensive report on this matter.

Gwadar is Central to Sea Trade

Referring to Gwadar as a future hub of sea trade, the prime minister highlighted ongoing efforts to establish industries at the port and develop communication infrastructure to connect industrial areas. Ensuring employment opportunities and international-standard facilities for the people of Gwadar is crucial for the port’s progress, he added.

The delegation apprised the prime minister of the challenges faced by shipping clearing agents and fisheries. Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar assured them that their issues would be addressed on a priority basis. The delegation commended the government’s initiatives, including employment provision and professional training for fishermen, acknowledging efforts to address overall challenges in Gwadar City.

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