THE Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is the sole shipping line of our country. It had a fleet of more than 80 ships at the time of its origin. With the passage of time, the number of ships continued to decline and now the PNSC has just nine ships.
Pakistan gives millions of dollars as freight charges to foreign shipping companies. This is a big loss to our economy and our imports and exports.
This loss can be avoided if our national shipping company increases its fleet of ships.
By doing so, it will contribute million dollars to our economy, besides producing more job opportunities for our seafarers, especially fresh graduates who are facing a severe job crisis.
Muhammad Abdul Qadeer
Published in Dawn, January 14th, 2018