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Women empowerment- First female trainees at Hutchison Ports Pakistan to control cranes

KARACHI: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Hutchison Ports Pakistan, the renowned foremost only deep water container handling terminal has granted licenses to female management engineer trainees namely Faryal Anwar & Umama Saleem to control remote-controlled ship to shore (STS) gantry cranes. Faryal (aged 24) and Umama (aged 27) have recently completed their practice in the remote-controlled STS crane operations at the port. It is to mentioned here that Faryal can maneuver remote control as well as manual…

Goods transporters end strike after talks with Governor Sindh

KARACHI: A strike by good transporters which entered its tenth day ended on Wednesday evening after successful negotiations with Governor Sindh Zubair Umar, ARY News reported.  All the goods carriers went on strike in protest against the restriction imposed by the Sindh High Court (SHC) on the movement of heavy vehicles within the city at any time except water tankers or in special cases vehicles carrying commodities for daily use. Governor Sindh said that many transport associations have called off their strike. He…

Goods transporters strike continues, hits hard businesses

KARACHI: A goods transport strike that has hit hard to the businesses across the country has entered in its ninth day, hindering the transportation of goods and raw material for the factories, ARY News reported. Goods’ carriers went on strike last Monday against a ban imposed by the Sindh High Court (SHC) on the movement of heavy vehicles in Karachi during the day. The strike was later intensified with joining of other transport bodies. About 7,000 to 8,000 containers carrying raw material, imported food and other…

Fuel tank catches fire at KPT oil terminal, at least one die in blaze

KARACHI: Eleven fire tenders have been engaged in firefighting to put out the blaze at a fuel tank at Karachi Port oil terminal, ARY News reported on Saturday. According to eyewitnesses, the fire began with an explosion and four people seen thrown away by the impact of the blast. A dead body and an injured have been retrieved while two others are being traced, an official said. KPT's chief fire officer, Saeed Jadoon, talking to ARY News said that a fuel tank filled with 1000 tonnes of combustible has caught fire. He…