Karachi-Muscat ferry service: PM Nawaz welcomes the proposal


ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday welcomed the proposal to start a ferry service between Karachi, Gwadar and Muscat.

President of State Council of Oman, Dr. Yahya Mahfoodh Salim Al-Manthri along with delegation called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad today.

PM Nawaz Sharif said that this initiative will start a new chapter of friendship between both countries. The ferry service would provide an affordable alternative source of movement for a large number of people who move on these routes on regular basis.

The prime minister said Pakistan is grateful to Oman for its support in connection with Pakistan-GCC Free Trade Agreement. On people-to-people contacts, the prime minister expressed satisfaction that Oman was hosting a sizeable Pakistani diaspora working in various sectors.

He said Pakistan and Oman are natural allies due to geographical proximity. Pakistan can further provide both un-skilled and highly professional manpower in various fields including medicine, engineering, information technology, accountancy, education and technical workers, he added.

The prime minister said both countries could benefit immensely through mutual exchange of experts in the field of education, and science and technology. He invited investment by Oman in energy related projects, infrastructure development and consumer based industry.

Source : APP


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