FM assures govt support to shipping and logistics industry

KARACHI: The well attended 5th Professionals Shipping, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Conference & Exhibition ended with speech by chief guest Kamran Michael (Federal Minister for Ports & Shipping, Government of Pakistan).

In his speech, the federal minister accepted the deliberations, concerns and recommendations of the conference about shipping and logistics support services in our country. He not only assured his support but also promised to redress the grievances of the business community. He further assured the participants of his full assistance for the growth and development of warehousing and port in the country. The conference was also attended by Vice Admiral Shafqat Javaid (Chairman KPT).

Earlier in the morning, the conference was inaugurated by SM Muneer (CEO TDAP) and attended by prominent speakers HE Emil Wyss (Consul General of Switzerland in Karachi), HE Hadi Santoso (Consul General of Indonesia), Brig. Rashid Siddiqui (Executive Director PNSC), Farrukh Iqbal (Chairman Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan), Sohail Yaqoob Abid (General Manager PIA), Mohammed Hanif Ajari (Director Supply Chain Getz Pharma ), Abdul Majeed Paracha (Managing Director Ravian international), Ziad Chaudhry (CFO Bayer Pakistan) and others.

Mr. Mehmood Tareen Founder & CEO, The Professionals Network and the organizer of the conference emphasized 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 .

Ateequr Rehman spoke of misplaced priorities and gross negligence in the shipping, logistics and warehousing industry of Pakistan. He requested the government to release the burden of the supply chain management entrepreneurs from imposed indirect and withholding taxes. He suggested to reduce the custom duty on the import of pre engineered building (Warehouse) and place it on zero rating, thus it will encourage the growth of warehousing in the country.