Protests came to fruition, orders issued to issue timber consignments

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Protests came to fruition, orders issued to issue timber consignments

After detailed negotiations with the timber importers, the Plant Protection Department gave the orders. Photo: Web

Karachi: A one-day strike and protest by the All Pakistan Timber Traders Association has come to fruition against the suspension of clearance of imported timber consignments at the port of Karachi.

After detailed negotiations with the timber importers, orders have been issued by the Department of Plant Protection to release the stalled timber consignments on Friday.

In the orders issued, the Department of Plant Protection has clarified that these measures have been issued one-time for the existing timber consignments docked at the port, as the imported timber consignments could not get biosecurity clearance due to expired import permits. , due to which the clearance of import consignments of timber was stopped.

It may be noted that importers were burdened with payment of additional demurrage verification charges by the shipping lines on the delayed import timber consignments.

Protests came to fruition, orders issued to issue timber consignments