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Maritime and its Significance in National Economy
AbstractMaritime and its Significance in National Economy The aim of this article includes identifying the maritime sector and its activities in Pakistan’s commercial and corporate centers. This article is based on descriptive research and vast experience at sea and in maritime sector worldwide of the first author and the second author’s educational and academia skills and expertise. Despite having a coastal belt of more than 1000 kilometers and having considerable number of seafarers performing high profile tasks on foreign ships and shore establishments abroad, awareness of maritime affairs in Pakistan is miserably at the lowest level tending to negligible. General view of maritime activities limits to the port activities and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation having ships in single figure. In fact the maritime sector is wider enough to cover majority of commerce and businesses. International commerce and trading which is back bone of economy of a country mainly depends upon maritime activities. It is indispensable to educate people of Pakistan and officials through publications and other means to utilize the maritime resources available but ignored. The authors through this article endeavor to introduce awareness of one of the most vital areas of the economy.
- Dr. Qamar Abad
- In-charge Ph.D. Program, School of Law, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
- Dr. Ghulam Murtiza
- Assistant Professor, College of Law, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan