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Goods transporters' strike leaves Karachi paralysed

ANI  |  Karachi [Pakistan] 

A goods transporters' strike has paralysed the supply of goods to for the last eight days.

The strike has caused a loss of Rs 6 billion to traders so far and is expected to hit the sky way ahead of Ramazan this year.

The strike has hindered from across the country worth Rs 48 billion, with businessmen facing losses worth millions every day.

The strike was called by goods' carriers last Monday against a ban imposed by the High (SHC) on the movement of heavy vehicles in during the day.

Later, 14 other transport bodies also joined the strike.

About 7,000 to 8,000 containers carry raw material, imported food and other items daily from the port to other regions.

The High on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the case demanding heavy vehicles' movement in the city till May 20, leaving Karachi in danger of acute shortage of daily use goods and raw material.

"Around 500-700 containers carrying pulses from Australia, Myanmar, and Canada are awaiting clearance at the port," Dawn quoted Chairman Karachi Wholesalers Grocers Association (KWGA) Anis Majeed, as saying.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 12:28 IST