KARACHI: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael announces the Charter of Demand in front of a large gathering of KPT employees in KPT Head Office today. Salaries of KPT employees are raised after every two years through a Charter of Demand. The period covered under this Charter of Demand is from 1st April 2014 to 30th March 2016. The new CBA “KPT Workers Union” presented this Charter of Demand to KPT Management which the minister has announced.
While speaking on the occasion, the minister stressed upon making the organization more profitable. He said that he is happy to see the organization on the right track and referring to statistics he pointed out that record cargo handling has taken place in KPT last year when it broke its previous records to register a handling of 43.42 million tonnes cargo which has carried on further this year as well.
He said that cargo handling of KPT in the first two months of this financial year (i.e. July–August 2015) remained at 6.730 million tonnes as compared to the corresponding period of last year when the port recorded handling of 5.488 million tonnes. Hence, shows an increase of 22.64% more cargo this year while handling 1.242 million tonnes more cargo, he added. He said that the profit KPT earns also benefits the workers of KPT. The Minister Kamran Michael stressed on having further improvements in performance and said that KPT is capable of handling enormous cargoes at its berths and handling 253 ships in the first two months of this financial year is a significant proof of your capabilities as in the corresponding period of last year ship handling remained at 216. He concluded while underlining the importance of ports and said that KPT plays a vital role in economic growth of Pakistan.