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Transporters demand adequate security

Transporters demand adequate security

To,

 

The Prime Minister,

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

 

Respected Sir,

We – members of United Goods Transporters (UGT) and Transporters of Goods Association (TGA) — are concerned over inadequate security on the roads leading to Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) and Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT), where thousands of containers are off-loaded on regular basis and around 6,000 to 7,000 vehicles hit the roads daily along with goods.

We suffer huge losses due to deteriorated law and order situation in Karachi, as our loaded vehicles are looted at gun point. Dozens of loaded trucks have been looted by armed men from East and West wharfs due to inadequate security.

The police patronize criminal elements, as the transporters have registered several complaints against looting incidents of their vehicles, but no action has yet been taken in this regard.

We appeal to you to order issuance of compensation for our torched vehicles, which had been set on fire by criminals. We also want increased security on the roads leading to KICT and PICT and deployment of honest officials from police and other law enforcing agencies to avoid such incidents in future.

 

With profound regards,

 

Khursheed Alam,

Karachi