Wednesday May 17, 2017
KARACHI: Goods transporters in Karachi have called off their 10-day strike and a formal announcement will be done at 6PM on Wednesday (today), Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair told Geo News.
Zubair admitted that some transporters still have concerns. He added that cargo vehicles will be provided security.
The goods transporters had refused to carry goods from the ports to the markets, with the containers standing full at Karachi International Container Terminal and Pakistan International Container Terminal.
Transporters had entered into a strike to protest heavy vehicles being barred from moving inside the city, due to which goods worth millions of rupees sit immobile in warehouses.
Fears emerged that there will be a shortage of imported goods in the domestic market.
Transactions worth Rs214 billion could not occur due to transporters’ strike, according to the chairperson of Pakistan Apparel.
Earlier today Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said a review application has been filed in the court pertaining to goods transporters’ strike in the city.
“We are sympathetic to the problems of goods transporters,” he remarked while speaking to the media during a trip to Sehwan.