The Pakistan’s Ministry of Ports and Shipping will likely announce an international ferry policy, according to which, Pakistan will start a ferry service to Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran. This ferry service will run on the Karachi-Muscat-Chabahar-Dubai route.
The purpose of starting a ferry service to the international destinations is to attract the foreign investors and enhance the business operations of Pakistan. Pakistan will be able to trade with these countries over the sea. Earlier in 2010, Pakistan and Oman announced this project, but it was failed to start because of the financial issues.
The announcement was made by the Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping, Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo during his visit to The Federation Of Pakistan Chambers Of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) where he met FPCCI SVP Shaikh Khalid Tawab, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Ports, Shipping, Maritime Affairs and Shipbuilding Tariq Haleem and other businesspeople. He said his ministry knows how to fulfill the demands of the businesspeople because it is very friendly to them.
He also discussed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program and stated that the mega projects like Gwadar Port would be made fully operational as soon as the construction of Gwadar-Ratodero road completes.