ISLAMABAD: Preparations for launching a ferry service to provide cheap travel facility to Pakistanis going to abroad enter the final stages. According to media reports, initially, ferry service will be launched for 3 Islamic countries. Policies for visiting holy sites have been developed in Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The first ferry service to Iraq will start from Karachi. A sub-committee headed by the Minister of Religious Affairs has finalized the policy.
The committee consists of Shirin Mazari, Ali Zaidi, Nadeem Afzal Chan, Asim Saleem Bajwa. Will be registered in the affairs. Arrangements will be made for the accommodation of pilgrims in Quetta, Taftan. Quetta Taftan Road Service Area will be constructed for these services. In the future, the Iraq ferry service will also be started from Gwadar. The ferry service from Karachi will be made cheaper and safer. The final draft of the pilgrimage policy will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval.