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Govt Announces Ferry Service to Make International Travel More Affordable

Ministry of Maritime Affairs has announced plans to start Ferry services for different destinations in the #MiddleEast, including #Dubai, #Jeddah, #Basra, and #Amman.

“Ferry services require a NOC from the Ministry of Defense as we have applied once again for the service and included Jeddah, Basra, Amman along Dubai for the destination to make it feasible,” said Ali Zaidi, Minister for Maritime Affairs while talking to the business community at Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI).

Through Ferry services, Hajj, Umrah and pilgrimages to Middle Eastern countries can become economical. The government plans to welcome the private sector to operate such services.

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Hyder Zaidi, has told that a new shipping policy would provide exemptions from taxes and duties for buying new vessels to promote the shipping industry in the country.

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