LAHORE: Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Rear Admiral (Retired), Azhar Hayat has said that the KPT is playing a vital role in strengthening country’s economy.
He said that efficiency of KPT has been improved due to privatization of two terminals. Law enforcement agencies were cooperating in the recovery of illegally occupied lands of the port. There were some difficulties in dealing with the land grabbers but law enforcement agencies had helped and addressed the problem.
Replying to a question regarding tourism, he said that some areas near the port can be promoted for tourism. Azhar Hayat said that security system around KPT is very effective, adding that law enforcement agencies, maritime and customs police are cooperating to maintain foolproof security system in the area.
To another question the chairman said that modernization plan of KPT is underway, adding that deep sea project would be functional in the next year. He urged all the associated institutions to provide better environment for the promotion of KPT.