Border control: Transporters refuse to carry NATO supplies

Truck drivers will not carry any Nato supplies as long as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf protest continues.


Our Correspondent November 26, 2013
A file photo of a Nato truck making its way to Afghanistan. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR:


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.

COMMENTS (2)

Pakistani1 | 7 years ago | Reply

Im not a PTI supporter, but i must say FIRST TIME ever someone in this country has dared to take such a bold step, while other politicians inc NS just talk and talk

Loyalpakistani | 7 years ago | Reply

FIRST TIME IN HISTORY SUCH A STRONG STEP IS TAKEN

Bravo IK !!!!!

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