National Assembly Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping meets

Islamabad, October 18, 2016 (PPI-OT): 31st meeting of the Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping was held at Committee Room No. 07, Parliament House, Islamabad at 11:30 am today, under the Chairmanship of Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, MNA. The agenda of the meeting was as under:-

i. Confirmation of minutes of previous meetings.

ii. To have in-depth probe into the affairs of KPT inclusive of External Audit Issues, Encroachment of Land of KPT and employment of officers/officials on discretionary quota.

The Standing Committee appointed a Sub-Committee under the Convenorship of Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, MNA to further probe into the issues of encroachment of KPT land and employment of officers/officials on discretionary quota. The Committee directed the Ministry to submit a comprehensive report on the issue of External Audit.

The Minister Ports and Shipping, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo assured the Committee that his Ministry will fully cooperate with the Sub-Committee and they are in the process of making an amendment in the law of KPT, which will make external audit binding on KPT on yearly basis. The Minister further added that the KPT will be needing the backing of the Standing Committee to get the KPT land vacated from encroachers and Land Mafia.

The meeting was attended by the Members (MNAs) namely, Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Mehar Ishtiaq Ahmad, Mr. Khalil George, Ms. Romina Khurshid Alam, Pir Muhammad Aslam Bodla, Mir Aamir Ali Khan Magsi, Mr. Mohammad Salman Khan Baloch, Mr. Mohammad Jamal-ud-Din, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Secretary, M/o Ports and Shipping, Chairman KPT and other senior officers from the ministry attended the meeting.

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National Assembly of Pakistan
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