KARACHI: Goods Transport Association (GTA) have continued their strike on 3rd day and exports worth millions of dollars have been halted in Faisalabad due to prolonged strikes.
According to details, the Goods Transporters protest and strike have entered the third day against non-implementation of excel load law and an increase in road permit fees.
Pakistan Textile Exporters Association Chairman, Sohail Pasha in a statement said due to the continuing strike by goods transport owners enormous foreign orders are feared to be canceled.
“We want to follow the existing laws but the government, to benefit the exporters, is not imposing the axle load policy,” he added. The policy sets the maximum weight a transport vehicle can carry. Pasha complained that over-loading their vehicles cause accidents.
Meanwhile, the exporters have expressed their deep concerns that lack of transport will make them suffer huge losses. Exporter Rizwan Ashraf said, “The clothes are ready in the factories and just need to be transported.”
Exporters Association Chairman, Sohail Pasha in his statement appealed concern authorities to take steps for resolving the issue, adding that if the strike continues, it will lead to exports lessening badly.