To facilitate fishermen the Federal Government constructed the Karachi Fish
Harbour in the year 1959.
In 1973 the fisheries sector became the Provincial subject upon promulgation of
1973 Constitution of Pakistan and subsequently the Karachi Fish Harbour was
handed over to the Sindh Government in 1974.
A project to upgrade the Karachi Fish Harbour with the funding of 12 million ECU
(European Currency Unit) was taken up by the Government. The execution of
project started in September 1988 and was completed in September 1992.
The Karachi Fisheries Harbour Authority (KFHA) is a Sindh Government
Organization came into existence as a pre-requisite to the grant offered by European Economic Community in May 1984 through the promulgation of KFHA Ordinance 1984.
Objectives / Activities / Functions
I. To acquire and hold control over and administer moveable and immovable
II. To Formulate and enforce any scheme in the harbour.
III. To undertake planning, designing and supervision of the construction work
required for the harbour.
IV. To undertake efficient operation of harbour facilities and carry out maintenance
and repair of harbour buildings, installations and undertake periodical inspection of
facilities to ensure that they meet statutory standards of safety and hygiene.
V. To provide for navigational channel, fish handling jetties berthing facilities on
prescribed terms and conditions.
To facilitate fishermen, related fishing industry and other stakeholders to met
increasingly competitive and ever changing business environment, the Government of
Sindh had taken initiative to up-grade the Karachi Fish Harbour through an ADP
Scheme namely “Rehabilitation & Renovation of Karachi Fish Harbour” – at a cost
of Rs. 555.951 million. The following achievement had been made (from 2007 – 2012).
Modification of 526 Nos. of large, small and Hora boats with fibre glass lining in Fish
hold & on deck, hatch opening, Provision of additional hatch, Protection from oil &
grease with Fiber Glass lining, Installation of awning, overhead tank & wash basin
etc. were completed as per international standard.
Tindal and crew of boats were trained for proper handling of marine food.
Plastic fish crates, plastic baskets, insulated plastic containers, Stainless Steel
Hydraulic Hand Pallet Trucks, On-board Flake Ice Plants, Fork Lift Trucks; Plastic
Pallets were provided to facilitate landing and auction in the market halls.