KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair has voiced hope that the importance of Port Qasim will increase manifold with completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), hence, all attention will be paid to raise its capacity.
During a visit to the port, the governor emphasised that seaports held tremendous importance under CPEC and the government was fully focused on proper development and provision of needed facilities at Gwadar Port as well as Port Qasim.
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“This is important as Port Qasim along with Gwadar Port will be optimally activated once CPEC is fully functional,” he said.
Underlining the importance of CPEC, Zubair said it would pave the way for industrial and economic boom not only in Pakistan but also in the entire region. “This will eventually eradicate poverty and unemployment from Pakistan,” he said.
The governor pointed out that Port Qasim was playing a major role in the economic development, which was to increase manifold in the days to come. Hence, the government will ensure that its shortcomings are addressed on a priority basis.
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“This has to be done so that the pace of economic growth and development is not hindered at any point in time,” he stressed.
Port Qasim Authority Chairman Agha Jan Akhter briefed the governor on the impediments faced at the port in the import and export of goods and the measures needed to enhance its capacity in order to bear the load after completion of CPEC.
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