60pc Exports Activities Experience Dip as Cargo Transporters Strike Continues

Cargo Transporters Strike

60percent of the exports activities have experienced a dip as the cargo transporters strike continues. The cargo and the goods transporters strike have entered its 4th day today.

The cargo vehicles have been parked on roads causing a suspension of the shipment of consignments from the Port Qasim and Karachi Port. The supplies of fruits, medicines and vegetables to the different parts of the nation has been affected severely.

There have been talks between the Sindh governor Imran Ismail and the representatives of the transporters which ended in a deadlock. The United Goods Transport Alliance has made the announcement that the strike would continue until the demands are accepted.

The transporters are of the opinion that they would stop loading and un-loading activities until further orders are issued. They have set up a protest camp at Kathore near Karachi and more than 7,500 heavy vehicles are involved in the transportation of goods have been parked in the Kathore and Hawksbay truck stand.

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The cargo supplies throughout the nation stopped on Monday. The transporters said that the decision of the Islamabad High Court about the matter was not being put into effect and the Motorway Police was denying to abide the Axle Load SRO 2000. They asked the government and the motorway police for the implementation of the IHC order regarding the enforcement of the Axle Load Management.

More than three lac goods transportation vehicles rely on the roads across the nation, while more than seventeen thousand vehicles operate from Karachi to the other parts of the country on a daily basis.

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