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Jun 05, 2020 PRINT EDITION
Pakistan

Goods transportation across Pakistan remains suspended as strike enters fourth day

 Strike has left trade with an additional financial burden of over Rs 350mn approximately in terms of shipping charg
January 09, 2020
  • Strike has left trade with an additional financial burden of over Rs 350mn approximately in terms of shipping charges.
  • Govt should enforce axel-load-regime as per the court's directives and cargo loading should be controlled from the source except, said UGTA chairman.

The goods transporters' strike entered into fourth day on Thursday, as all movement of cargos across the country remains suspended.

The strike has left the trade with an additional financial burden of over Rs 350 million approximately in terms of shipping charges. Chairman United Goods Transport Alliance (UGTA) Ghulam Yasin that the strike will continue till the acceptance of the demands.

The chairman UGTA said that the government should enforce axel-load-regime as per the court's directives and cargo loading should be controlled from the source except.

In addition, all goods transporters have demanded the prime minister to give the charge of federal minister for communication to any individual, who has ample knowledge about this important sector. Moreover, the process of driving license should be simplified, speedy and corruption-free, and for that purpose licensing authority should be centralised.