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Pakistan Takes Subsequent Step In direction of Hong Kong Conference Ratification

Pakistan is a step nearer to turning into a celebration to the Hong Kong Worldwide Conference for the Secure and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Conference).

Following an IMO-run nationwide seminar in Karachi, Pakistan, (November 13-15) to help the nation’s implementation of the Conference and associated tips, the Pakistan (Federal) Cupboard accomplished the processes wanted to arrange the instrument of accession to the conference.

The seminar was hosted by Pakistan’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs. Delegates included 97 members from numerous ministries in Pakistan, the United Nations’ Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO) and Worldwide Labour Group (ILO), in addition to classification societies and ship recycling yards.  

Pakistan’s Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Maritime Affairs, Vice Admiral (Retd.) Iftikhar Ahmad Rao, reaffirmed his authorities’s efforts to safe Pakistan’s early accession to the Hong Kong Conference.

Pakistan is without doubt one of the world’s high 5 ship recycling nations. Its ratification and implementation of the Hong Kong Conference will contribute considerably in direction of greener and extra sustainable ship recycling worldwide, says the IMO.  

The Hong Kong Conference goals to make sure that ships on the finish of their operational lives are recycled safely and with out posing pointless dangers to human well being and the atmosphere by inserting duties and obligations on all events involved – shipowners, ship constructing yards, ship recycling amenities, flag states, port states, recycling states. The Conference will enter into drive on June 26, 2025.  

The seminar was funded by the China via the IMO’s Built-in Technical Cooperation Programme.

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