Director General Message
I am pleased to welcome you to National Centre of Maritime Policy Research(NCMPR), Karachi. It’s the seat of excellence for maritime policy research, serves as a Think-Tank and also works as a facilitator for stakeholders of maritime sector. The mandate of NCMPR includes multi-disciplinary study and analysis of maritime affairs. It provides guidelines and solutions to challenges in the maritime domain. The activities and interests of NCMPR are mainly focused around Maritime Security, Maritime Trade and Economy, Maritime infrastructure, facilities and shipping, Marine environment, conservation and Ocean Resources, Maritime laws, policies, and maritime awareness.
Naval Headquarters have broadened the horizon of NCMPR by establishing Institute of Maritime Affairs (IMA) at Bahria University Head Office at Islamabad as national body with two organizations National Centre for Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR) at Karachi and at Islamabad. The establishment of IMA will facilitate the attainment of assigned objectives mandated by the government of Pakistan in a befitting manner.
The significance of maritime domain in the economic development of the country and the potential or our maritime sector are not well understood. The team of IMA/ NCMPR is continuously creating awareness by taking part in numerous activities for instance, conducting/attending seminars, conferences, workshops, writing research papers and other maritime related social activities and promoting maritime awareness in the masses.
We feel privileged to serve this very vital national cause. As we work together, the opportunities in the maritime sector will continue to grow. The hard-earned status of NCMPR will be sustained through our dedicated faculty, officers and honorary fellows who have generously supported our cause and objectives.