Karachi Port Trust

Karachi Port Trust (Urdu: کراچی پورٹ ٹرسٹ‎) (KPT) is a Pakistani federal government agency under the administrative control of the Secretary to the Government of Pakistan for Maritime Affairs that oversees the operations of the Port of Karachi in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Between 1880 and 1887, the port was administered by the Karachi Harbour Board.[1] The Karachi Port Trust was then established by the Act IV of 1886, effective from 1 April 1887.[2] The agency is headquartered at the colonial-era Karachi Port Trust Building from 1916.

Rafay Port Trust
کراچی پورٹ ٹرسٹ
Karachi Port Trust Logo.jpg
The logo of the Karachi Port Trust.
Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Head Office Building Karachi.jpg
Administrative offices at the Karachi Port Trust Building
Federal Government Agency of Seaports overview
HeadquartersKarachi Pakistan
Federal Government Agency of Seaports executive
Rear end view


  1. ^ "Pakistan, Thailand express resolve to further enhance investment ventures". Dunya News.
  2. ^ Behram Sohrab H.J. Rustomji, Karachi 1839-1947 A Short History of the Foundation and Growth of Karachi in Karachi During the British Era Two Histories of A Modern City, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2007 Pg 52
  • A Short History of Karachi Port, M. Adeel Qureshi, Education Officer, KPT

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