Thursday, May 13, 2021  | 30 Ramadhan, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > News

Ferry service should be started for Hajj: maritime minister

Says he needs the defence ministry's permission

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Dec 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

Ali Zaidi, the minister for maritime affairs, said on Monday that he wants to start a ferry service for Hajj but can’t do it without the permission of the defence ministry.

“A ferry service should be started,” the minister told reporters in Karachi.  “I want to re-start it for Hajj as well.”

Ziadi said that he was told that he needs a no-objection certificate from the minister of defence. “Air ticket is expensive… many people can’t go for Hajj so a ferry service should start,” he said.

The minister said that the ferry service would operate like the Pakistan International Airlines, adding that there will be a port security force similar to the airport security force.

“I don’t understand that I am going to start a commercial business. Why do I need permission from the ministry of defence,” he asked.

Follow SAMAA English on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

FaceBook WhatsApp

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp


Eid 2021: Namaz time in major cities
Famed deliverer of babies Dr Feridoon Setna passes away
Shawwal moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia
Did the World Bank fund Karachi’s nullah evictions?
Pakistan schools to stay closed till May 23: NCOC
Karachi men arrested for holding wedding event in Saddar
PTI, PML-N boycott NA-249 vote recount
Karachi residents fined Rs5,000 for not wearing masks
North Waziristan: Clerics booked for announcing Eid Wednesday
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp