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Caretaker PM seeks early development of Gwadar port

Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk has directed the Ministry of Maritime Affairs to submit comprehensive and concrete proposals for addresing issues related to development of Gwadar port and fast depletion of fisheries resources.
He was chairing a meeting of the ministry of maritime affairs in Islamabad today.
The secretary maritime affairs made a detailed presentation about the working of the ministry and its attached departments.
Giving an overview of the performance of Karachi Port Trust, it was informed that the KPT has earned a profit of 4341 million rupees during 2017-18. Similarly, Port Qasim also recorded an earning of 4442 million rupees for 2016-17 and 5870 million rupees during the current fiscal year.
Briefing the prime minister on the development of strategically located Gwadar port and Gwadar free zone area, the secretary highlighted various incentives that have been offered for the development of the port.
The secretary also flagged some issues related to power and availability of clean drinking water which were hampering speedy development of Gawadar.