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PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

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The people of port city and Gwadar district were facing great difficulties in obtaining passport.
He added that the local people are main stakeholders of Port City of Gwadar and their participation in operation and management of the deep-sea port, participation in industrial and commercial businesses, and in urbanization processes is key to the all long-term developmental initiatives.
Port City will provide a range of opportunities for UK-based professional services to work with Sri Lankan partners to take forward our shared ambitions to develop international business.
He said after end all development projects of the port city, the dynamism of the city, investment from abroad and to become the commercial city of the country.
The Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) the key institution responsible for development, regulation and monitoring of the port city had earlier allowed about 103 housing societies, including three public sector housing schemes.
The government of Sindh has already recognized the need of self-sufficiency of the KWSB in electricity so that its pumping stations are not shut due to power outages and the port city is not deprived of much needed potable water.
He said that the desalination plant would reduce the shortage of drinking water in the port city to some extent.
The Gwadar Master City Plan must cover the present and future maritime trends and assessment of other regional ports and it should be a comprehensive document, including all the aspect of a modern port city and in line with requirements of CPEC.
ISLAMABAD -- The government is considering the option of supplying the electricity from the captive power plant of the Gwadar Free zone to the port city to resolve the issue of power supply to Gwadar city.
He also instructed for immediate resolution of water and power supply issues in the port city.
Her commendable endeavour to characterize the Asian port city and capture its ongoing reconfiguration sees her surveying and comparing Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tianjin, Tokyo, Jakarta, and Johor Bahru comprehensively in terms of their form and process, including their footprint and governance.
Summary: Beijing [China], Nov 26 (ANI): An explosion in a factory in a port city, south of Shanghai, in China injured several people and damaged surrounding buildings, on Sunday, media reports said.