Launching Soon: Govt Issues First License for Ferry Cruise Service

Pakistan’s government has issued the first license for a ferry cruise service to state-owned Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) aimed to commence domestic and international sea travel services in Pakistan.

In this regard, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo has handed over the very first license of ferry cruise service to PNSC Chairman Arif Ilahi.

Director General Ports and Shipping Asad Rafi Chaandna was also present on the occasion.

Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo along with Director General Ports and Shipping Mr Asad Rafi Chaandna are presenting ferry service license to Chairman PNSC

This license will make the PNSC capable of facilitating passengers across Pakistan in both domestic and international journeys through ferry ships. It will also pave the way and open new avenues in the shipping sector.

The ferry services will debut from Marina Club, DHA, to Port Qasim to facilitate the daily commuters looking to avoid the city’s traffic jams.

Internationally, the port authorities along with ministry made a plan to launch a ferry service from Karachi to Pasni, Gwadar and Chabahar( Iran) and Muscat (Oman) . The proposed service would be a competitive one because of the fact that government has waived off port charges for the next 14 years for ferry services.

The ferry service will cost about 40% less than average of Rs. 45,000 for a return air ticket to Dubai.


  • SAAD UR REHMAN

    Good step.

  • what about Dubai and charges as well ?

  • Baloch

    Pichly 4 saal se sun rai he. Start kab hoga

  • KMQ

    The ferry service will cost about 40% less than average of Rs. 45,000 for a return air ticket to Dubai.

    45k for a dubai return air ticket? Yeh kab hua?

    Additionaly 45k ke hisab se calculate kia jae tu yeh 27k ki around paregi ticket which is not a big difference from the normal return air ticket to Dubai.

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    The ferry service will cost about 40% less than average of Rs. 45,000 for a return air ticket to Dubai.

    Time bhi shayad kam hi lagay ferry service main :/

  • M. Haqaan

    Bullshit.

  • Eli Ehsan

    Great News for Cliftonia & DHA folks. For CMShahbaz, he can now run a FERRY RAPID TRANSPORT on that CANAL of Lahore & call it Punjab Ferry service…. :D