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Senate chairman proposes ferry service between Gwadar and Muscat

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday said a ferry service between Gwadar and Muscat would help exploit the dividends of the economic activity getting momentum in the port city of Gwadar in the wake of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

“Ferry service between the Gwadar and Muscat would not only enhance the trade volume but also facilitate tourists visiting different countries in the region,” he said while talking to Ambassador of Oman Sheikh Mohammed Omer Ahmed Al Marhoon, who called on him here at the Parliament House.

Sadiq Sanjrani stressed the need to further boost economic cooperation between Pakistan and Oman benefiting from the proximity of the two countries.

He said that Pakistan and Oman shared many commonalities and should get benefit from the true potential of the economic ties between the two brother countries.

“Pakistan is a gateway for Oman to the Central Asian States and Oman might facilitate Pakistan’s trade with European Union countries,” he said.

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He said that Pakistan and Oman were enjoying very good parliamentary linkages and should get benefit by supporting each other in economic, education and social sectors.

The Senate chairman said that exchange of Parliamentary delegations would steer the agenda to enhance bilateral ties and economic relationship.

He hoped that a high level parliamentary delegation of Oman would participate in Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) meeting being held in Gwadar in the last week of October.

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