Traders Concerned Over Holding of Afghan Transit Goods Containers at Karachi Port for Scanning

Business community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have expressed grave concern over large number of Afghan transit trade goods containers being held on pretext of passing them through scanning process at Karachi port and urged the government to bring easiness in clearance process for smooth running of Pak-Afghan transit.

The issue was discussed during a meeting of traders of Afghan transit trade and exporters.

The meeting was informed that nearly 7,000 Afghan transit goods containers were being held under for scanning process at Karachi port, while it added the traders and exporters charged on name of detention charges under prevailing situation, which is completely unjust and unfair with them.

Similarly, the participants said the shipping company is also being charged additional demurrage in shape of rent from traders and exporters.

They added there is no justification of carrying out scanning of Afghan transit trade goods trucks/containers at Karachi port.

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