KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi vowed on Saturday to purge his ministry of corrupt practices.
“Gone are the times when this ministry was used as a supply of looting the individuals,” he stated whereas addressing a gathering of the seafarer group right here.
“I current myself for any form of criticism and options relating to my ministry and its departments,” he stated, including that for the primary time within the ministry’s historical past, a minister is right here to listen to woes of the seafarers.
The minister briefed the viewers about steps he’s attempting to take for the betterment of the seafarer group, together with ease in grant of a visa in overseas nations, digitization of the delivery workplace, issuance of SID playing cards from Nadra places of work from throughout Pakistan, ease in Signal-on and Signal-off and introduction of Okay-To-Board in excessive demand nations.
He talked about complaints of malpractices within the delivery workplace and vowed to convey these accountable to guide.
He shared his imaginative and prescient of creating the Pakistan Marine Academy a Marine College, which was lauded by the viewers.
Zaidi additionally shared the delivery coverage with the viewers, which features a tax exemption for ships until 2030 that can assist this business develop, first berthing proper to Pakistani flag provider ships, first proper to PNSC for power imports and the declaration of delivery as a strategic business.