Ali Zaidi—the federal minister for Maritime Affairs, promised on Thursday to cut the current cargo fare of $4.2 billion being paid by Pakistan to the foreign ships.
He was addressing the passing out parade of Pakistan Maritime Academy cadets in the city of Karachi. He said that last year the government paid $4,2 billion to the foreign cargo ships and the present government is working on devising some strategy for slashing this amount.
The minister added that Pakistanis are themselves responsible for the current state of affairs in the country however now everything would be brought back to its place.
The minister while giving advice to the cadets told them to add on the spirit in their efforts if they desire to attain something in the world.
Ali Zaida said that twenty years back when he met the current prime minister of Pakistan—Imran Khan he found that spirit in him. Imran Khan did not make any compromise on his vision through all these years. He further added that the ones who accept defeat lose their battles, and the ones who do not would never lose.
The minister also said that the countries that have got 1080 kilometres long coastline do not borrow or take, instead they lend money to others.
He further informed that now all the big firms in the world are coming to Pakistan for making investments.
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