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Ferry Service planned between Pakistan and Iraq

By John Lee. Pakistan and Iraq have reportedly agreed to start a ferry service between Basra and Karachi to facilitate Pakistani pilgrims vis­iting Iraq. According to The Nation, the agreement was reached during a meeting be­tween Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Iraqi Ambassa­dor Hamid Abbas Lafta. Minister Sanaullah than­ked the Iraqi government for issuing visas […]

Pakistan to Launch Ferry Service to Iraq

Pakistan's federal cabinet gave formal approval to the launch of a ferry service from Karachi and Gwadar ports to neighboring states of Iran, Iraq, and beyond. At present, there is no international or national commercial ferry service operating in Pakistan for the purpose of transportation of passengers and goods. According to Pakistan Today, the potential […]

Iran-Iraq Ferry Service Resumes

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra and the Iranian port of Khorramshahr has resumed after a three-year suspension. Forty-six passengers travelled on the first service on Saturday. The Director of the General Company for Maritime Transport, Abdul […]