KARACHI: The United Goods Transporters’ Alliance has called off their 11-day-old strike.
An announcement to this effect was made by the Chairman of the Alliance, Ghulam Yasin Khan, at the Governor House here on Sunday in the presence of Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar.
Representatives of the Alliance and the Federal Minister for Port and Shipping, Kamran Micheal, and Provincial Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, who was representing the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the office bearers of the Transporters Alliance had a meeting with Senator Ishaq Dar at the Governor House here.
Senator Ishaq Dar later informed the media persons that the talks with the Transporters Alliance were held in a cordial manner.
He said that decisions were made regarding all the genuine demands of the Transporters’ Alliance.
Senator Ishaq Dar said that as a result of the negotiations the office bearers of the Alliance have decided to immediately call of their strike.
He further stated that the economy of the country very much required such a step.
Upon this the Chairman of the Alliance, Ghulam Yasin Khan, himself announced the calling off of the strike.
He said that his organisation was satisfied with the negotiations held here today.
Yasin further stated that there was a detailed discussions on all the demands of the Transporters’ Alliance.
He was of the view that Senator Ishaq Dar has given the surety regarding the acceptance of Alliance’s demands and that a notification would be issued on Monday.
President of Karachi Goods Carriers Association, Muhammad Khalid Khan, said that from today our vehicles would ply on the roads.
Federal Minister for Port and Shipping, Kamran Micheal, said that calling off of the strike by the Transporters’ Alliance augurs well.
He further stated that all the grievances of the Transporters’ Alliance would be addressed.