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Appointment of 'unqualified' army officer as PNSC chief criticised
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.
Captain Abdul Rashid Abro, ...
Captain Abdul Rashid Abro, former Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Ship Agents' Association and CEO of Transport Service International (Pvt) Ltd, in a fax message to Chairman, PQA, congratulating him for increasing the draft to 11.5 metres for QICT, has suggested an increase in draft at marginal wharves also by 0.5 metres.
considered the increase of draft to 11.5 metres for QICT a "revolutionary step" of PQA
which would enable QICT and owners of vessels to increase their revenue in these difficult times and may force them to reduce the freight in the current financial melt down scenario.
said that the Government of Pakistan today is forced to import wheat in excess of 1.0 million tons, and bulk of it is being handled at Port Qasim.
In order to reduce government spendings on wheat imports he
has suggested that draft at marginal wharves may also be increased.
This would apparently ease financial pressure on imports of iron ore, coal, liquid and chemical cargoes, he
President: Abdul Rashid Abro, kit no. 370-Liaquat
Capt. A. Rashid Abro, 370/L
...Abdul Rashid Abro, Kit no. 370/L
The chairman of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry's (FPCCI) Standing Committee on Ports, Shipping, Maritime and Shipbuilding, Capt. Abdul Rashid Abro, said that the days of single-hull tankers are numbered nevertheless from January 1, 2007, no such tankers would be allowed to operate as per a directive of the IMO.