Firdous assures govt support to Shipping & Logistics industry

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Firdous assures govt support to Shipping & Logistics industry

KARACHI: The well attended 8th CPEC Sustainable Shipping, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Conference & Exhibition ended with speech by Chief Guest Firdous Shamim Naqvi (Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly), says a Press release.
In his speech the opposition leader in Sindh assembly accepted the deliberations, concerns and recommendations of the conference being shipping and logistics support services in shambles in our country, infrastructure in a dilapidated state and supply chain management depends on out sourcing. He not only assured his support on behalf of federal government but also promised to redress the grievances of the business community.
He assured the participants of the conference of his full assistance for the growth and development of warehousing and port in the country. The Conference was also attended by Naheed Memon, Chairperson, Sindh Board of Investment, Junaid Esmail Makda, President KCCI, Dirk Wittkowski, Regional Director China & Pakistan, deugro Projects & Logistics, Malik Naeem Azam, Managing Director, deugro Projects & Logistics Pakistan and many other professionals. They also addressed to the august gathering.
Earlier, in the morning, the conference was inaugurated by Junaid Esmail Makda, President, KCCI and attended by prominent Speakers Ms. Naheed Memon, Chairperson, SBOI, Ziad Chowdhrey, Country CFO, Novartis Pharma, Fahim Sulaiman, Director Jang & Geo TV, Mohammed Hanif Ajari, Director Supply Chain, Getzs Pharma, Ateeq Ur Rehman, CEO, Coastals Packers and others. President KCCI emphasized to bring the technologies in the trade and get the benefits of digitalization. Naheed Memon briefed the corporate audience about the developments in CPEC and the role of sindh government and SBOI.
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.
Ateeq Ur 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 reducing 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.
At the concluding of the event, eleven companies were awarded with the Executive Green Supply Chain Award by the Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly. Companies include were, deugro Projects, PNSC, World Wide Group, Kerry Freight, Pakistan International Container Terminal, DP World, APL Logistics, Pirani Group, Lucky Tex, and Raaziq International.