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Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association hails draft of new laws

Karachi: Welcoming the approval of Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 2011 and Sea Carriage Shipping Documents Act 2011 by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping, Mr. Asim Saeed Khan, Chairman of Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) said that upgrading the obsolete laws of 1925 and 1856 was necessitated to harmonize Pakistan’s laws with international best practices.

He said that National Assemb1y’s Standing Committee on Port and Shipping held 5 sessions to hear all stakeholders and considered recommendations of several Ministries and State Bank of Pakistan. Now the bills will in the National Assembly within 30 days for legislation. PIFFA office bearers and members Mr, Moin Ahmed Malik, Tariq Mehmood Chaudhry, Mr. Babar Badat, Syed Aamir Ali, Ms. Ava A. Cowasjee and Mr. Muhammad Ali Haleem were instrumental in drafting of the above instruments at various stages.

Mr. Asim Saeed Khan thanked NA Standing Committee’s Chairman Rana – Hassan and members Syed Nasir Ali Shah, Ms. Fauzia Wahab, Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, Syed Arif Hasnain, Minister of Ports and Shipping, Senator Babar Khan Ghauri for keen interest in the passage of the bills and hoped that the bills will soon becomes Acts once passed by the Parliament.

He felt confident that the bills enacted by Parliament will provide tremendous growth in imports and exports trade and its onus goes to the NA Standing Committee and the Parliament of Pakistan. The updated legislation will bring positive energy to all the stakeholders and open new vista of connectivity to Pakistan With e World’s Shining and solid imprints on Logistics Map.

For more information, contact:
Habibullah A. Latif
Secretary General
Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association
174-O, Block – 2, P.E.C.H.S Karachi – 75400
Tel # 021-34322671-3 Fax # 021-34322670
Email: piffa@piffapk.com
Web: www.piffapk.com

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