On Tuesday, Ali Haider Zaidi, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs said that ease of doing business was the top priority of the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
According to a statement issued from the ministry, Ali Zaidi, with the objective of reducing the cost of doing business, has taken a decision to stop the private container terminal operators from charging the unjustified levy of scanning fee in respect of containers that are not subjected to scanning.
It is relevant to mention here that the private container terminals operating at KPT and PQA imposed a scanning fee of five dollars on each container handled by them, although nearly 1% of imports and 1.5% of exported containers actually have been scanned, according to the statement.
Zaidi directed the port authorities to stop the private container terminals from charging the fee on containers that were not selected for scanning.
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27 September, 2019