Archive | August, 2009

PM Gilani announces 10% reduction in port charges

Posted on 22 August 2009

ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Saturday announced a 10% reduction in port charges in order to enhance the port operational activities. He made this announcement while attending a presentation during his visit to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping here. The Prime Minister said that port charges in Pakistan […]

Gwadars prospects not tied to Musharraf

Posted on 20 August 2009

By Kamal Siddiqi GWADAR: One cannot understand the logic of importing fertilizer through the Gwadar Port given that most of this is then transported through the Coastal Highway to Karachi from where it makes its way to the rest of the country. But there is a method to the madness, explain local officials of the […]

The limping Gwadar port

Posted on 10 August 2009

The arrival and anchorage of first commercial cargo ship Al-Fahdah carrying 650 tons of dates at the Gwadar deep-sea port on July 22 indicated that the port can handle big cargo vessels. Presently, three berths are functional but significant issues in making the port fully operational have yet to be addressed. ‘There are two key […]

Editorial: Quiet summit on the side

Posted on 01 August 2009

Without arousing much attention in Pakistan, an important four-power summit has concluded in Dushanbe in Tajikistan after discussing “an increase of foreign investment in the sphere of hydropower projects, construction of transmission lines and development of transport infrastructure”. The four presidents who signed the summit joint statement were Mr Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, Mr […]

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