The exporters are likely to face huge financial losses due to the inaccessibility of export containers of kinnow to the seaport.
According to reports, 400 export containers of kinnow worth USD 4.6 million are standing still awaiting transportation to the seaport.
If the reefer containers are not supplied with electricity to maintain the specific temperature, hundreds of containers loaded with Kinnow are likely to get spoiled waiting at the side.
Due to the acute shortage of reefer containers as well vessels, the export is being done at four times higher freight charges than usual. Exporters are already confronted with heavy financial losses and the sit-ins leading to blockage of roads will further multiply the losses. – Waheed Ahmed
The Govt. of Pakistan is requested to resolve this issue on a priority basis – Waheed Ahmed, Patron-in-Chief PFVA
Barriers must immediately be removed to ensure smooth transportation of export containers of Kinnow to the seaport – Waheed Ahmed appeals to the Prime Minister and the Federal Interior Minister.