Get ready for the trip of your life! The Ministry of Shipping and Ports is all set for the inauguration and start of Pakistan’s first Ferry Service. This venture includes the facilitation of cargo, passengers and special trips for tourists. In a bid to revive Baluchistan’s tourism, this step seems extremely handy for several reasons.
The trip from Karachi to Gwadar will be inaugurated next month by Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif. After the increase of security in and around the Gwadar Port, it seems the government is now ready to slot CPEC in order. Gwadar Port, which is seen as the future of Pakistan, will now facilitate at least 400 passengers from Karachi, in addition to the large cargo vessel.
“The ferry will carry tourists, officials and general passengers between Karachi and Gwadar and will be faster than land transport,” said an official in the Ministry of Ports and Shipping. “This step will largely address the trouble faced by people traveling between the two cities.”
The unconventional ferry, first of its kind in Pakistan, will take around 13 hours to reach Gwadar from Karachi. The ferry offers one of its kind healthcare services, a high-profiled cafeteria and other basic facilities to make the trip worthwhile. The ferry will run between the two ports for 3 days a week, as well as on weekends.
After the ship departures from Karachi Port (Port Qasim), Pakistan’s maritime security would thoroughly supervise the journey and provide needed security measures in order for the ferry to have a foolproof trip, forth and back.
So the next time you’re looking to make a quick getaway for the weekend with your friends, you can hop on the Karachi-Gwadar Ferry and take a trip from Sindh to Baluchistan.