ISLAMABAD: The UN has accepted Pakistan’s claim to extend its maritime exclusive economic zone by a further one hundred and fifty nautical miles. Addressing a news conference here on Wednesday, the Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Azam Khan Swati said Pakistan filed its case at the UN on 30th of the last month and it got the historic success two day ago.
After the UN acceptance, Pakistan will have right on all the resources of this additional maritime zone. He said under the UN laws a complete survey of the area was conducted which indicates that Pakistan will get economic benefits from this extended maritime zone.
This will direct contribute to the petroleum and mineral sector in general and to the offshore maritime industry and market in particular. The Federal Minister said that only twenty nine countries of the world have so far availed the right to file case in the UN. NNI