ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Micheal has said that security level in International Waters has been a cause of concerns for all the countries which needs to be fully addressed, adding that sea trade and secure shipping is the most important thing.
He was addressing to 152 states in General Assembly of International Maritime Organization’s 28th session being held in London. Showing the contribution of Pakistan in maritime trade Federal Minister has said that Pakistan is having three functional ports namely Karachi ports, bin Qasim port and Gwadar port where size of maritime trade is increasing and Gwadar Port is going to connect the whole Asia together.
The minister said that Pakistan is playing a responsible role in environment control and safety of sea men at sea and regulation of SOLAS and MARPOL has been implemented in Pakistan. Elaborating the steps taken by Pakistan, Kamran said that he had established maritime control board to monitor the environment. He said that Pakistan is following London Convention regulations to promote shipping in Pakistan.
Senator Kamran Micheal is first-ever Pakistani Minister who addressed this lofty forum for promotion of ports and shipping of Pakistan.