Friday, August 12, 2022

Chairman PSAA urges govt to upgrade ports, certain SRO amendments required for GP operations


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Chairman Pakistan Shipping Agents Association (PSAA) Tariq Haleem said the business community and public in general need not be dispirited with ongoing economic crises.

Nation believes that the dedication and honesty of PM Imran Khan will soon overcome the economic crises being faced by the country and he will lead the nation towards stable environment.

Tariq said business community should develop the awareness among general public that the ongoing economic crunch being faced by the country wont prolonged and as nation we will emerge as stronger again.

However, the government should also take the nation in confidence to overcome the trust deficit.

Tariq Haleem said that the present economic conditions demand collective support from all sectors.

Chairman PSAA stressed the need of business-friendly environment as the government has taken initiative of appointing Shabbar Zaidi as chairman FBR. In past, fear has rotten the industries and communities, those were with truest belief for the progressive Pakistan.

Tariq hailed the initiatives of Ports & Shipping Minister Ali Zaidi and urged him to intensify his efforts for upgrading major ports of Pakistan as these ports are the foremost source of revenue.

Since the decades Pakistani ports were neglected the reason both the importers and the exporters suffered huge losses in terms of foreign orders and the handling of products and deliberate delays in clearance.

Chairman PSAA urged the Finance advisor Dr Hafeez Shaikh, Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi that certain amendments in relevant SRO’s required to make Gwadar Port and Gwadar Free Zone operational. Huge investment on halt due to delays in amendments.

Tariq said that the Afghan Transit Trade issues need to be addressed to bring back country’s lost revenue generating cargo.

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