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Imran, Qadri sit-ins: Ministry seeks funds to compensate containers’ owners

Imran, Qadri sit-ins: Ministry seeks funds to compensate containers’ owners

ISLAMABAD: The Federal government has started sending import/export containers back to ports as the owners have been demanding millions of rupee rent and compensations for their stolen and damaged containers.

As per details, Islamabad administration has removed the containers used to block the roads in Red Zone Diplomatic Enclaves and deployed federal police force in place of containers. The owners of containers were demanding rent and compensation of their containers and warned the government of court proceedings if it failed to pay the money.

Islamabad administration has asked the Interior Ministry to compensate the owners of containers, who further asked the Finance Ministry for funds to pay the losses and rent.

A source from administration has confirmed with Customs Today that some containers loaded with export/import goods have been stolen and some got un-repairable damages. “The Federal government is in trouble regarding the containers which are stolen as the owner were demanding them back and also they are not ready to take damaged containers,” they added.

They also said that government has spent billions of rupees to stop the Azadi march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Inqlab march of Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, but all these preparations could not stop things to happen.