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Senate’s committee notes staff shortage at Gwadar

Senate’s committee notes staff shortage at Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: Senate’s Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping has held a meeting here in parliament house. Senator Sardar Fateh Muhammad Muhammad Hassani, while chairing the committee meeting said that a talented team and better communication infrastructure could improve performance of the port.

He said that Gwadar Port was a precious asset but shortage of staff was hampering its development projects. Ban on government jobs or ad hoc jobs policy was badly affecting performance of government offices, which were facing problem of staff shortage. He asked the government to provide jobs on merit for improving their performance.

During the meeting the matters relating to updating position of handing over the possession of land by Pakistan Navy to the Gwadar Port Authority were discussed. Another important point which was raised by one of the members of standing committee was the fulfilment of electricity requirements for the Gwadar port. Imports and exports through Gwadar port were also discussed.

It was observed that Secretary Water and Power was not present. The committee directed Ministry of Commerce to ensure representation of relevant departments to discuss issues regarding Gwadar Port in next meeting.

The committee decided to send the members to visit Gwadar port on 17th of March so that closer observation would be taken to discuss the functioning of ministry more properly with regard to Gwadar.