Goods transporters end strike after 10 days

07:47 PM | 17 May, 2017
Goods transporters end strike after 10 days
KARACHI - Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair said goods transporters have ended their 10-day strike and a formal announcement will be done at 6 PM (Wednesday) today.

Zubair admitted that some transporters still have concerns. He added that security will be provided cargo vehicles.

The containers standing full at Karachi International Container Terminal and Pakistan International Container Terminal and the goods transporters had refused to carry goods from the ports to the markets.

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 shortage of imported goods in the domestic market. Transactions worth Rs214 billion could not occur due to transporters’ strike, according to Chairman Pakistan Apparel.

Filed review application on transporters’ strike: CM Sindh

Earlier today Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that 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.