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Government Ready To Reintroduce Ferry Service

Web Desk (May 17,2018): The ferry Policy draft will be presented in the next Federal Cabinet meeting for approval, Minister for Maritime Mir Hasil Bizenjo.

The minister said the draft policy has given a wide range of concessions, with a tax holiday up to 2040. Under the policy, there would be no duty and taxes on ferry service as well as on purchase of a ship for introducing the service in the country.Initially, ferries will be launched from Karachi port to Iran, Dubai and Oman and eventually the routes would be enhanced to facilitate people for getting alternative sources of entertainment.

In order to promote and encourage this new service in the country, the Ministry for Maritime Affairs has also suggested that there be no port charges for 4-5 years as well as allowing prospective investors to launch both ferry and dining cruise services.

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