Karachi Port Trust (KPT) signs “Agreement” with the National Centre of Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR), Bahria University Campus, Karachi, during a proceeding that has taken place at KPT Head Office today. The signing of agreement was meant for the establishment of KPT Chair for cooperation enhancement as well as for the interaction to prevail between Academia and the Maritime Industry of Pakistan. The agreement is signed by Chairman KPT Vice Admiral (R) Shafqat Jawed HI (M) and Rector Bahria University Vice Admiral (R) Tanveer Faiz HI (M).
During the proceedings, the Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed HI (M) highlighted on the existing gap which has created great demand for skilled human resources in Ports and Shipping sector of Pakistan while unveiling the objectives. He further elaborated that the Chair will fill the gap in due course as professionals and skilled human resources will be available for undertaking maritime projects within the country. It will be like right man for the right job, the Chairman KPT added. He further said that it pave way for maritime education in the country as well as open avenues for research and innovation to meet the emerging demands of port operations while using maritime expertise and international standards.
The Chairman KPT further laid stress on linking KPT Staff College with this Chair to establish further linkages with the international / national institutes of maritime industry. He said that the efforts will materialize in benefitting the KPT through focused research and tailor made strategies to cover out future expansions and efficient port operations as the Maritime Sector is gradually growing in Pakistan.
The event concluded with exchange of mementos on the occasion which was well attended by top management officials of KPT and NCMPR. The event was also attended by Director General NCMPR Vice Admiral (R) K. G. Hussain HI (M).