Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry seeks government intervention to end goods transporters strike that is not only causing delay of inland supplies and export consignments but also incurring billions of rupees loss to private sector and government alike

Lahore, November 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Wednesday sought government intervention to end goods transporters strike that is not only causing delay of inland supplies and export consignments but also incurring billions of rupees loss to the private sector and government alike.

In a statement, the LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari, Senior Vice President Mian Tariq Misbah and Vice President Kashif Anwar said that in the prevailing scenario, business community cannot afford an indefinite strike by goods’ transporters that has so far caused a loss of about Rs 15 billion.

They said that the bonded transporters’ strike, along with the Muharram holidays, will further delay inland supplies and export consignments, besides resulting in severe congestion at ports. They said that immovable containers loaded with agricultural commodities will also result in shortages of these commodities in the local markets and encourage black marketers.

The LCCI office-bearers said that every issue could be settled through talks but abruptly announcing an indefinite strike was not a wise move. They said that the economic activities have come to a grinding halt due to the strike while a number of industrial units were fast heading towards closure due to non availability of raw materials.

The LCCI office-bearers demanded of the government to take matter of goods’ transporters strike seriously and solve this issue on war footing as Non availability of industrial goods was hampering the economic activities and exporters would not be able to fulfil their commitments with their foreign buyers.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854

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