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Govt taking steps to establish industries in Gwadar port: PM

ISLAMABAD:,,, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has said the government is taking measures to establish industries in Gwadar port and improve communication links with the industrial areas.

The Prime Minister noted that providing employment and international quality facilities to the local people of Gwadar are key to the development of this important port of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He was talking to a delegation of Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association here in Islamabad on Friday. The delegation asked the Prime Minister that in order to make Gwadar port fully functional, some of the official cargos should be imported via this port to Pakistan.

The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to submit a comprehensive report in this regard. He said Gwadar port will be the hub of sea trade in the near future.

The Prime Minister said it is the priority of the government to bring innovation in the fisheries industry of Gwadar. He said fishermen in Gwadar are being given professional training in accordance with the international standards. He said the wide potential of exports in the fisheries sector will be fully exploited.

The delegation appreciated the government's measures for providing employment to fishermen, vocational training and solving the overall problems of Gwadar.

The delegation also informed the Prime Minister about the problems of shipping clearing agents. The Prime Minister assured the delegation that their problems would be solved on priority basis.