Goods transporters strike enters seventh day as government remains indifferent to loss to economy

Lahore: A strike by goods transporters has entered the seventh day as the government remains indifferent to the billions of rupees worth of loss to the economy.
Lahore: A strike by goods transporters has entered the seventh day as the government remains indifferent to the billions of rupees worth of loss to the economy.

According to GNN, two ports and four container terminals remain completely shut down. Over 400,000 containers remain stuck ar the Karachi and Bin Qasim ports, KYCT, PNCT, KICT and China Port.

Importers are complaining that the strike has cost them over $2.5 million in port charges, damages and rent.

Arshad Jamal, Chairman Custom Agent Association, has said that the strike has cost a loss of over $10 million loss, while exports are not being shipped as factories are unable to transport their goods. This has affected Pakistan's reputation in global markets.

Fruit and vegetable exporters have said that fresh produce, including potatoes, onions and oranges from Gilgit Baltistan and Punjab is now stuck in containers on various highways in the country.

If the strike does not end, produce worth $1.5 million dollars is at the risk of rotting before reaching the market.