Maritime Affairs Ministry announces change of guards

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs has announced the appointment of a new chairman for Port Qasim Authority (PQA). According to informed sources; in pursuance of Establishment Division’s Notification dated 12th July 2019, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Syed Hasan Nasir Shail had assumed the charge of the post of Chairman, Port Qasim Authority Karachi on 12-07-2019 in MP-1 Scale for a period of three (03) years with immediate effect until further orders.

On the other hand, federal government granted ex-post-facto approval of extension in deputation period of Asad Rafi Chandna (BS-21/SG), posted as Director General (Ports & Shipping) Karachi from 08-05-2019 to 12-07-2019. Rafi Chandna was further directed to report to Establishment Division, with immediate effect and until further orders.

Earlier, on 26th June 2019 the Establishment Division had issued a notification in favour of Dr. Safia Mushtaq as Fisheries Development Commissioner. The notification stated that the competent authority has appointed Dr. Safia Mushtaq, Head of Department, Aquatic Diagnostic Lab (ADL), Bahria University Karachi, as Fisheries Development Commissioner (BS-20) under Ministry of Maritime Affairs on contract basis for a period of one (01) year on standard terms and conditions with immediate effect and until further orders.

Similarly, on 3rd June 2019 Pakistan National Shipping Corporation had removed Brig. (Retd.) Rashid Siddiqi, from service. In this regard PNSC office order No. 09/2019 stated that on completion of employment contract, Brig. (Retd.) Rashid Siddiqi, Executive Director (Administration) on contract will stand relieved from service of the Corporation with effect from the afternoon of 5th June 2019.

“We wish him a prosperous post retirement life blessed with sound health and happiness. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority,” the Order with the signature of Maria Zeeshan, Manager (HR) stated.

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