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Karachi to have 600 new buses, Sindh govt announces subsidy

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to give Rs2 billion subsidy to transporters to launch a fleet of 600 vehicles in the city to meet the growing requirement of passenger buses. Presiding over a meeting on intra-city and intercity bus service here at the CM House, Shah said his government would assist the transporters in the form of a subsidy for a period of five years. The transporters equity would be 15 percent and 15 percent would be given by Sindh government in the shape of interest free…

Transporters threaten strike against halting containers

PESHAWAR: The transporters have said that halting their containers at Peshawar's ring road is illegal. President All Pakistan Transporters Association, Yousuf Afridi in a media talk has said that commercial containers being illegally stopped by the PTI workers, which is an act of violating the law. He said if the practice will remain continue, the transporters will observe strike against it. Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), the ruling party of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), has started its campaign against NATO supplies to press…

Strike of good transporters enters in eight consecutive day

KARACHI: Good transporter’s strike has entered in the eight successive day on Friday, food items that were halted at ports in container start decaying, ARY News reported. Further increase in the strike may lead to the shortage of flour as well in the loss of import and export goods worth million of rupees. A large number of vessels are currently waiting at the off-port and a large number of containers and a huge quantity of loose cargo is stranded inside the ports. Before the strike call was given by the goods-carriers…