Federal Minister for Ports & Shipping,
We would like to draw your kind attention towards the grievances faced by transporters’ community regarding allotted parking land in the jurisdiction of Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
It is to inform you that the grievances of the transporters have not yet been addressed by the authorities concerned despite the assurances given by you and the Federal Minister for Finance to the transporters’ bodies.
Through this letter, we would like to inform you further that the burning issue pertaining to the allotted land to transporters for truck stand in the jurisdiction of KPT is not yet resolved. The KPT State Department has not yet taken any step against the land grabbers, who encroached the KPT land for last many years or so.
It is pertinent to mention here that the transporters had observed 11-day strike in November, 2013 due to that issue, which still persists and the authorities concerned have not yet taken any considerable action in this regard.
Although, the Federal Minister for Finance had assured the redressal of the transporters’ issue during a meeting with the heads of different transporters’ bodies at Governor House, Karachi in the month of November, 2013; but no appropriate steps have yet been taken by the authorities concerned.
We make humble appeal before you to take strict action against the KPT State Manager, as he is allegedly patronizing the land grabbers and took billions of rupees as bribe.
We, the transporters, hope that the Ministry of Ports and Shipping will take suitable action in order to resolve the prevailing issue of the transporters.
Khursheed Alam Khan,
Transporters of Goods Association (TGA),