Sindh High Court has deferred the hearing of Goods Transporters Association allowing them to carry goods during the day time or any stipulated time given by the stakeholders.
The strike has been entered into fifth day and now Sindh High Court has deferred the hearing of Goods Transporters Association till May 20. This means the strike would continue and the goods would not been allowed to move henceforth from Port to industrial areas or port to main whole sale markets.
According to the exporters the losses have been colossal and already the export shipments from the country have been showing dismal performance.
Goods Transporters are demanding free passage to the city through older routes as they are shorter passage because carrier has to travel around eight kilometers. However after fulfilling the Sindh High Court order carriers have to use northern bypass, which would take atleast travelling of 180 kilometers which would increase the cost and that inflated rate would be passed on to consumers, increasing the price of daily commodities.
Exporters claimed that losses per day has been around Rs 6 billion and accumulation has been increased to Rs 30 billion so far. The price of other commodities are bound to rise which would be added burden on the economy.