First Consultative Meeting

Global Compact Network Pakistan in collaboration with Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) organized a Consultative Meeting of stakeholders to mark the soft launch of “𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗿𝘂𝗽𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗸𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻“ on 28th December 2022.
Ms. Alia Shahid, Director General, Ports and Shipping and Mr. Wajid Ali, Director General, Pakistan Customs Academy were the Guest of Honour.
Mr. Majyd Aziz, President GCNP, Mr. Fasihul Karim Siddiqi, Executive Director GCNP, Mr. Mathias Bak, Associate MACN, Mr. Jonas Erlandsen, Senior Lead MACN, Mr. Bilal ur Rehman, Chairman Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA), Mr. Shams Burney, President All Pakistan Custom Bonded Carrier Association (APCBCA), Mr. Najib Balagamwala, Chairman, Seatrade Group, Mr. Junaid Mahmood, Joint Secretary Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA), Mr. Shahbakht Pirzada, Associate Partner RIAA Barker Gillette and Mr. Tanvir Ahmad, Ex-member Customs and Project Advisor addressed the meeting.

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PRESS Release


(Karachi – 28th December 2022): “Transparency, responsibility, accountability and responsiveness are the four indicators put at the other end of the continuum from corruption to governance which can help address issues of corruption in Maritime Industry”, this was stated by Ms. Alia Shahid, Director General Ports and Shipping who was speaking as the Chief Guest at the Consultative Meeting on Collective Action against Corrupt Practices in Maritime Industry organized by Global Compact Network Pakistan in collaboration with Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). She further added that massive reforms were underway in improving the regulatory framework, particularly laws relating to seafarers, survey inspection, registration and other issues.

Mr. Wajid Ali, Director General Pakistan Customs Academy in his remarks as Guest of Honour on the occasion stated that Transparency, openness and communication coupled with digitalization and IT initiatives have gone a long way in improving corrupt practices in customs handling. He appreciated the efforts of Global Compact Network Pakistan and MACN in taking up the challenge of collective action by bringing the stakeholders together and working with them to address the challenges and barriers in the way of addressing issues of corruption. He assured that the services of the academy would always be available for supporting the noble cause.

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