KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Transport Mumtaz Jakhrani has directed the Secretary Transport to convene a meeting of goods transporters immediately and resolve their issues to end the strike.
According to a handout, taking notice of the strike called by goods transporters, the Minister asked the officials concerned to resolve the complaints of the transporters with their consultation.
It may be mentioned here that trade activities of the country is suffering huge financial losses due to strike by goods transporters which entered sixth day on Monday, resulting in piling up of import and export shipments at the ports.
According to traders, the strike has inflicted losses of up to $200 million and fruits and vegetables were rotting, as the strike has resulted in piling up of export shipments and outbound cargo at Karachi port and Port Qasim. Similarly, goods of millions of rupees were also stuck in factories owing to the truckers’ complete strike.
The goods transporters are demanding the reversal of the decision to increase income tax and action against the frequent incidents of extortion and kidnappings.