KARACHI: Acting President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Shabbir Mansha Churra has appealed to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to direct concerned authorities to release goods in transit which were imported at the time of issuance of SRO 598 i.e. May 19, 2022.
In a statement, Shabbir Mansha Churra has said that FPCCI fully understand the need for extraordinary measures due to current financial crisis but it will be counterintuitive to ban or confiscate the goods in transit and defer the implementation date of SRO 598 till June 30, 2022 for the reasons:
In order to remove the difficulties of businessmen who have either opened LCs and have receipts of BLs, have booked their orders before May 19, 2022, importing on open accounts or other commercial transactionary procedure; which require time for completion of transactions and import of goods.
He appealed to Prime Minister to save the businessmen from the abrupt imposition of SRO 598 while assuring to honor the decision of the government to discontinue the import of non-essential goods in the times of extraordinary circumstances.