The importers and exporters in Pakistan have urged the Prime minister waive of all storage and demurrage charges at the ports and all the terminals of Pakistan from 17th March, 2020 to 20th April, 2020 as a special circumstance. The containers are stuck at ports due to lockdown piling up millions in stogare charges.
Leader of the Business Community and patron-in-chief of United Business Group (UBG), S M Muneer has appealed to the prime minister to instruct the Ministry of Maritime Affairsto waive off all storage/detention charges from 17th March, 2020 to 20th April, 2020 (lockdown period) over and above the free time already allowed.
The waiver of storage/demurrage/ detention charges should apply to all containerized and no- containerized cargoes both import and export.
S M Muneer has said that this will not only help in ease of doing business, reduce the cost of doing business but will also be of a great help to the business community in these difficult times. S M Muneer has requested that these notifications should be issued As soon as possible.