Country's shipping, logistics services in shambles (The Nation (Pakistan))

Kamran Michael Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping said government accepted the deliberations, concerns and recommendations of the stakeholders to promote the most vital sector of the country.

He was speaking at the 5th Professionals Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Conference and Exhibition here on Wednesday.

Minister said shipping and logistics support services in shambles in our country, infrastructure in a dilapidated state and supply chain management depends on out sourcing.

He assured the participant of the conference of his full assistance for the growth and development of warehousing and port in the country and also promised to redress the grievances of the business community.

Participants appeal the government to release the burden of indirect and withholding taxes which come as a big threat for supply chain management entrepreneurs.

They urged the government to reduce the custom duty on the import of pre engineered building (Warehouse) and place it on zero rating, thus this will encourage the growth of warehousing in the country.

Mehmood Tareen Founder and CEO, The Professionals Network and the organiser of the conference emphasised on the importance of such Conferences, he thanked for coordination of sponsors, participants and facilitators for their valuable support for making this conference a grand success and result-oriented.

He promised to continue his efforts for the betterment of supply chain solutions.

The conference was also attended by Vice Admiral Shafqat Javaid Chairman, KPT, SM Muneer CEO TDAP, Emil Wyss Consul General of Switzerland, Hadi Santoso Consul General of Indonesia, Farukh Iqbal Chairman Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan, Sohail Yaqoob Abid General Manager PIA, Mohammed Hanif Ajari Director Supply Chain Getzs Pharma, Abdul Majeed Paracha Managing Director Ravian International and Ziad Chaudhry CFO Bayer Pakistan.