A meeting of the 6th Advisory Board of the National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) was held at NIMA Head Office, Islamabad. Admiral Asif Sandila NI(M), former Chief of the Naval Staff, Chairman BoA chaired the meeting while the Board members and special invitees / maritime experts were in attendance, in person and online.
V/Adm (Retd) Ahmed Saeed HI(M), DG NIMA welcomed the participants and presented a look at the major events held since the last BoA meeting. Cdre (Retd) Bilal Abdul Nasir SI(M), Director NIMA presented the progress on the minutes of 4th BoA meeting and sought the input of the house. Moreover, a snapshot of major research activities and future undertakings was also provided.
Board members and participants gave pertinent input on the various agenda items. Detailed discussions on the fishing sector of Pakistan, ports and harbours, shipping, ship recycling industry, maritime tourism, climate change, maritime pollution, biodiversity, and sustainable use of ocean resources were also held.
In his closing remarks, Admiral Sandila appreciated the valuable inputs and suggestions provided by the eminent participants. He applauded the efforts of NIMA team on the progress made by the institution in promoting the maritime affairs of Pakistan.