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Abolition of Saturday as public holiday for Customs Houses, Banks

Abolition of Saturday as public holiday for Customs Houses, Banks

To,

The Finance Minister

Mohammad Ishaq Dar

Islamabad

 

This is with reference to the meeting which the undersigned had with you at State Guest House at a dinner in honour of President Mamnoon Hussain.

Being in the field of clearing and forwarding for well over 45 years and former Vice President of KCCI, I humbly request to take liberty to solicit your kind consideration on the above subject.

Previous government had declared Saturday as a holiday on the pretext of saving electricity, totally disregarding the reality that closure of Customs Houses, Ports and Banks to collect revenue would inflict heavy damage to our economy.

It is imperative to mention that Customs Houses and Banks use generators for their power requirements as the KESC does not supply, according to their demands, and computers of these institutions can’t face the surge due to abrupt disconnection or reconnection of electricity.

In view of the above it is requested that orders for restoration of six working days for Customs Collectorates, Ports, Terminals and more branches of National Bank of Pakistan to collect revenue, as well as Clearing Houses under State Bank may please be given.

 

Very Sincerely Yours,

 

Nasir M. Chandna,

Karachi