Talking to Business Recorder, Captain Abdul Rashid Abro, Chairman of Pakistan Ship Agents Association (PSAA), fumingly said: "It is unfortunate that a retired brigadier, Rashid Siddiqui, has been appointed as Chairman of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) in place of Vice-Admiral Sikandar Viqar Naqvi (Retd); indeed, a travesty of governance."
regretted that at a time when several national institutions are on the verge of collapse and required good governance, persons with no knowledge are being thrusted on institutions which are purely technical in nature.
said that though he
was not against army personnel heading institutions if they are qualified for the job, it would be unfair if a doctor was tasked to perform the work of an engineer.
said that Pakistan's own national shipping line, PNSC
, carried only 10 percent of the entire trade (exports & imports), whereas foreign shipping lines whee carrying balance 90 percent.