Friday, December 9, 2022

Transporters call nationwide strike against the seizure of containers

Transporters of goods have called for a nationwide strike to protest the impounding of containers for the purpose of preventing political gatherings from taking place. The walkout will take the form of a wheel jam.

According to the information provided, the goods carriers have given the current government a deadline of 48 hours to free the trucks that were confiscated for obstructing highways in order to prevent political gatherings and long marches from taking place.

The total number of trucks and containers that have been seized by the government around the country is close to 6,000, according to a spokesperson for the companies that carry commodities. The representative continued, “We were already suffering from the increase in diesel prices, and now the police have begun impounding the containers.”

The spokesperson went on to say that the transporters were bearing between Rs 15,000 and Rs 16,000 each day on one container, and he urged the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan to take the issue into their own hands.

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“The government should use its resources to thwart political rallies instead of using our vehicles and containers,” the spokesperson said, adding that the containers also contain chemicals and life-saving medicines. “The government should use our resources to thwart political rallies instead of using our vehicles and containers.” He inquired about who would be accountable in the case of a fire breaking out.

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