Sindh seeks funds for harbour uplift

February 18, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Fisheries Jam Khan Shoro has said that about 95 percent of total fish export of Pakistan is being exported from Karachi Fish Harbour and the federal government earns Rs32 billion rupees yearly but unfortunately funds are not given for the development of this harbour.

Addressing a meeting of Fishermen Cooperative Society here Tuesday at the harbour he said the Sindh government has made a master plan for the development of Karachi fish harbour, costing Rs7bn He said that floating jetties, sewerage system, water supply and other schemes are included in this project.

He said that if the use of restricted fishing net is stopped the fish export could be increased to $1billion yearly. He said a separate force would be formed to prevent the use of prohibited fishing net in the province.

He asked to remove control all encroachments from the Karachi fish harbour. He also asked for removal of illegal jetties and take legal action against those operating them.