In a first, PTI government to unveil deep sea fishing policy to stop smuggling of hundred of tons of fish from Pakistan

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In a first, PTI government to unveil deep sea fishing policy to stop smuggling of hundred of tons of fish from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - In a first, PTI government to unveil deep sea fishing policy in Pakistan to stop smuggling of hundred of tons of fish from Pakistan.

The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that a deep sea fishing policy has been prepared in consultations with the stakeholders to uplift the fishing sector.

Parliamentary Secretary for Maritime Affairs Jamil Ahmad Khan told the house during question hour that the policy will soon be furnished before the cabinet for approval.

He said efforts are afoot to transform the fisheries sector as per the modern standards.

The parliamentary secretary said the country’s fisheries exports currently stand at four hundred million dollars. He said our target is to exploit its true potential and increase its exports to three billion dollars.

Jamil Ahmad Khan told the house that Pakistani fish is being smuggling in hundreds of tons to the neighboring countries. He regretted that previous government did not pay attention to this matter.

However the present government is developing a mechanism to check the smuggling.

Economy