Federal Minister: N/A
State Minister: N/A
Secretary: Dr. Muhammad Khawar Jameel
Overview Of Ministry of Ports and Shipping:

Ministry of Ports and Shipping functions as a central policy making and administrative authority on Ports and Shipping Sector in the Country. Ministry of ports and shipping is the central administrative authority of the Goverment of Pakistan which is mainly assigned to facilitate the ports and shipping industry of Pakistan by providing policy guideline and to encourage port development and growth in shipping whilst maintaining safety standards. The Ministry is headed by the Minister of Ports and Shipping assisted by the Federal Secretary of the department. In Karachi Director General ( Ports and Shipping ) represents the ministry.

Main Functions Of the Ministry:
  • National Planning, research and international aspects of: Inland water transport: and Coastal shipping within the same Province.
  • Diverted cargo belonging to the Federal Government.
  • Navigation and shipping including coastal shipping but no including shipping confined to one Province; safety of ports and regulation of matter relating to dangerous cargo.
  • Navigation and Shipping on inland water-ways as regards mechanically propelled vessels and the rule of the road on such water-ways; carriage of passengers and goods on inland water-ways.
  • Light-houses, including lightships, beacons and other provisions for safety of shipping.
  • Admiralty jurisdiction; offences committed on the high seas.
  • Declaration and delimitation of major ports and the constitution and power of authorities in following ports: a) Karachi Port Trust b) Port Bin Qasim c) Gwadar Port.
  • Mercantile Marine; Planning for development and rehabilitation of Pakistan Merchant Navy; international shipping and maritime conferences and ratification of their conventions; training of seamen; pool for national shipping.
Portal Address Tel / Fax E-Mail Address
Room # 306, 3rd Floor , D Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad(Pakistan) Islamabad: Tel: (92) 051-9210322, 9210344 Fax: (92) 051-9215740
Karachi: Tel: (92) 021-9205801 Fax: (92) 021-9205803
Departments of Ministry of Ports & Shipping
Gawadar Port Authority
Head Office: GPA Complex Fish Harbour Road, Gwadar
Tel: Phone: (92) 0864 -210073-5 Fax: (92) 0864-210075

Camp Office: 311-312, Beaumount Plaza, Beumount Road Karachi 75530
Tel: (92) 021 9204434 Fax: (+92-21) 9204447

Liason Office: D-Block Pakistan Secretariat, Ministry of Ports & Shipping, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (92) 051 9201058 Fax: (92) -051 9202764
Government Shipping Office
K.P.T. Building, No. KV-17, Adjacent Masjid-e-Rehmat, M.A.Jinnah Road, Kemari Karachi-75620, Pakistan.
Tel: (92)021-9263021 Fax: (92)-021-9263020
E-mail :
Mercantile Marine Department
70/4, Timber Hard, N.M. Reclamation, Kemari, Karachi Pakistan
Tel: (92) 021-9263014-9263017 Fax: (92)+021-9263018
Pakistan Marine Academy
Hawksbay Road, Mauripur, Karachi-75780, Pakistan
Tel: (92) 021-99241201-5 Fax: (92) 021-99241206
Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)
Head Office Address:

PNSC Building, M.T. Khan Road, P.O. BOX No.5350, Karachi-74000, Pakistan.
Tel: (92) 021-99203980-99203999 (20 Lines)
Fax: (92) 021-99203974 & (92) 021-5636658
Regional Office (Lahore):

Gulberg Heights, Lower ground floor , near Sherpao Bridge Gulberg-II , Lahore, Pakistan.
Tel: (92) 042-5757028 & 5711194
Fax: (92) 042-5710225,
Port Qasim Authority
Port Qasim Authority, Bin Qasim Karachi-75020 Pakistan.
Tel: PABX Nos. (92) 021-99272111-30 & 34730101- 3
Fax: (92) 021-34730108 & 34730109

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