The cabinet has allowed the maritime ministry to launch a ferry service for passengers travelling to and from all possible destinations across the world. announced Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi. Zaidi said the ferry service would operate like the Pakistan International Airlines. There would be a port security force similar to the airport security force, he added.
Ministry of Maritime Affairs has announced plans to start Ferry service for different destinations in the Middle East, including Dubai, Jeddah, Basra, and Amman. According to Ali Zaidi, Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ferry services require a NOC from the Ministry of Defense. According to the upcoming policy, freight rates would be charged in local currency instead of Dollars, this would cut the cost of doing business.