Pakistani and Indian ships to anchor at each other’s ports
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India will sign an agreement soon under which commercial ships of one country would be allowed to dock at the ports of the other to offload goods, Federal Communications Minister Babar Ghouri told journalists on Sunday.
“The proposal is being considered seriously and a formal announcement will be made in this regard soon,” Mr Ghouri said.
He said after the ban is lifted, ships from India would be allowed to offload goods of a third country at Pakistani ports. “Pakistan and India gave these contracts to international companies due to the ban. It cost them heavily.”
Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader in the National Assembly Dr Farooq Sattar has said that the budget needs to be improved.
“The budget is not a holy book. The budget is not perfect and there is room for improvement in it,” he said. Dr Sattar demanded the provinces be allowed to prepare their budgets independently and they should also be able to handle the health, education and public sector development projects. staff report