Karachi, September 05, 2019 (PPI-OT): Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has advised the Secretary Home to evolve mechanized strategy for security of the coastal areas of Sindh in collaboration of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) Sindh Fisheries Deptt. LEAs and all other stake holders. He was addressing a high level meeting , jointly chaired by him and Federal Secretary Maritimes Affairs Rizwan Ahmed regarding identification of illegal JATTIES on the coasts of Sindh Province and mitigate the threats posted by them to economy and security of Province and the country.
The Federal Secretary pointed out that the coordinated efforts are must to eradicate the menace of illegalities including smuggling with a view to save the country from losses , thereof. Referring to the highest level meetings chaired by the Prime Minister and Standing Committee Mr. Rizwan noted action to this effect is desired to abolish the illegal jetties and/or legalize and register them inclusively. He stressed the need to formulate the rules aimed at overcoming the issue in collaboration with Federal and Sindh Govt and all concerned LEAs.
The Sindh Secretary Fisheries informed the meeting that the Sindh Govt had notified the rules in this regard in November 2007 in accordance with the Sindh Fisheries Ordinance 1980 while The Sindh Fisheries (Landing Site /Jetty) Rules 2019 is under process covering the Account Titles and specifications of Jetty, Landing Site, Fishing Trip Permit, Tindle Card, Fishermen Card, Crew Card and Crew List.
Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah asked Secretary Home A Kabir Kazi to ensure coordinated efforts under the joint strategic Line of Action by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency , KPT , Pakistan Navy , Pakistan Customs , Pakistan Coast Guards and concerned LEAs and submit report within a weak. The CS also asked the Secretary Fisheries to maintain close coordination with PMSA and other stake holders. Those who also attended the meeting include Secretary Coordination Dr. Riaz A Siddiqui , Secretary E and T A Halerm Shah, and representatives of other nation building Departments.
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