The traders involved in Afghan transit trade have expressed grave concerns over containers being held up at Karachi Port. It was discussed at a meeting presided over by President of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz.
The meeting was informed that almost 7,000 Afghan transit goods containers were being held up at Karachi port under the pretext of scanning process while the traders were being charged detention charges.
The participants of the meeting said that the shipping company was also charging additional demurrage in the shape of rent from traders and exporters.
The traders urged the government to facilitate the process of clearance of containers from Port and make it easy to help boost Afghan transit trade.