Goods carriers threaten strike if hike in POL prices not withdrawn
Karachi’s goods transporters on Thursday threatened the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government with a strike if it did not withdraw hike in the prices of petroleum products it had announced yesterday (Wednesday, September 15), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
City’s Goods Transporters’ Association President Rana Muhammad Aslam said that the transporters would park their vehicles in protest if the government did not take its decision back.
Rana Aslam said that the country’s transport sector was on the verge of destruction thanks to what he called the government’s anti-transport policies.
He expressed the fear that the recent hike in the petroleum products’ prices would lead to more inflation in the country. “We, the transporters, reject the increase in the prices of petroleum products, and demand the government to take back the notification immediately,” he said emphatically.