Truck drivers will not carry any Nato supplies as long as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf protest continues, said the All Pakistan Transporters Owners Association on Monday.
The association’s president Haji Malk Khwaja Muhammad Khan said truck drivers had been informed if they carry any Nato shipment, they would be personally responsible for the damages as both vehicles and goods could both be affected in such situations.
Trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan was affected due to the closure of the Torkham border, claimed Khan.
According to trailer driver Hayat Khan, after the border closure, their movement between Pakistan and its bordering neighbor became difficult as they were trapped at the border for days. Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, a representative of the custom clearing agents, said the Pak-Afghan trade was affected by the protests. Around 80% of shipment to Afghanistan had been shifted to Port Bandar Abbas of Iran and further protests could reduce trade through the area, added Sarhadi.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2013.
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