We always listen that government is going to announce monetary, trade or export policy on such date means that government want to guide a particular department on specific lines as the policy of a department is as necessary as the existence of a constitution of a country. But unfortunately Pakistan could not produce transport policy so far after its independence in 1947. Either there was no importance of transport policy or there was something else wrong with it? It would be very interesting to note that two attempts have been initiated in this regard, one in General Ayub Khan regime while other in 1992 but regrettably both attempts remained futile to be implemented. The importance of transport policy can be judged by the fact that it is a fundamental document that can guide rulers and dwellers of a specific country to resolve transport issues in a particular region that varies with the passage of time. Without proper guidelines, the development activities in this important sector would be like a rudderless ship adrift on the mercy of winds. The present sorry state of affairs of transport in the country is due to absence of such a clear policy document to channelise its resources on sound grounds. A careful study of developed countries shows that transport policy is actually the political philosophy of regime in power for tackling transport problems. It would also be necessary to have a clear understanding of the transport in its all aspects. Unlike the popular notions, transport is no longer just the movement of passengers and goods, it shows complete philosophy and trends of a nation. Even in Gulf States, rulers evolved such rules and regulations that even member of Royal family cannot annoy such rules. If someone dares to breach such laws, one has no option but to bear the brunt. That was why, people have to abide by the laws at the time of buying, maintaining and plying vehicles on roads and one can observe a discipline on roads and parking lots whereas the ratio of accident is zero-rated. On the other hand, due to absence of transport policy in Pakistan, there is a mess of modes of transports. People ply vehicles on roads without proper documents and training while, conversely, in developed countries if someone possesses vehicles licence, it means the person is eligible to get all other civic documents without much painstaking. Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport (CILT) member Ahsan Uddin Ghias, while talking to The Nation, said that transport policy is as vital as a constitutional of a country. With the implementation of this policy, all stakeholders including government, investors, operators, could know clearly what should be ratio of four main modes in countrys transport sector including air cargo, road, train and marine. He said it is a rough rule that if some export through air means a parcel that costs Rs 100 per kg, the same weight and distance would cost 50 per cent by road while by train it would reduce up to 75 per cent and one has to pay only 10 per cent if same parcel is exported through marine mode of transportation. Ahsan Ghias was the person who headed Indus River navigation study and produced a detailed inland marine survey from Kalabagh to Bin Qasim port. He said that during his study, he found that in past people used to cross Indus River through two large ships namely Indus Queen and Hamilton donated by British Empire as there were no bridges across the river. He disclosed that there were over 2000 boats that were being operated for the transportation of people and goods. Even after 200 years, the circumstances of Kot Matthan and DG Khan along with other adjacent cities are not changed and people are leading miserable lives there because lack of basic facilities. He blamed this pathetic transport system in these remote areas due to absence of transport policy, adding that even in whole country, there are no rules and regulations. Air cargo is being controlled by Ministry of Defence, Motorway is being reined by NHA while Railways, though, has its own Ministry but due to various issues is ineffective and last but not the least the marine has no existence. He remembered that in 1984, PNSC has had 72 small and heavy vessels and people used to voyage on ship like Safeena Arab to perform Haj but with the passage of time they have been decreased up to 9 vessels rather than to increase. He claimed that his team a transport policy that was published in 1992 but, unfortunately, could not be materialised as there were clashes of interests among stakeholders. He claimed that so far over 65 transport studies have been carried out. He revealed once an American company was awarded to study inland marine survey and government paid them over $6 million for their services but they remained failed to deliver anything authentic in return. He claimed that his report on marine still valid and if it implemented with spirit, it could save million of rupees annually. The pithy is that the laborious Ahsan had to resign ultimately from his post as he found himself unable to oblige illegal wishes of his officers. If he had been a member of a multi-national company, he would certainly been patted on his back for producing such a detailed report. It is high time for our government to announce a transport policy for the betterment of countrys transport infrastructure. Even city administrations of our neighbour countries are making transport policies. New Delhi has been implementing transport five-year plans since many decades. It is suggested that a committee be formed under Ministry of Communication in which all four existing heads of Pakistan Railways, PIA, NHA and PNSC be brought under one umbrella who could represent their respective department, discuss and evolve a transport policy and chalked out a long-term policy that could determine the shares of passengers and cargos of all four modes of transportation in the country. If this could happen once in the country, it is hoped that most of the problems regarding transportation would solve with the passage of time. And if it could not be implemented like in past, there would be a mess in transportation network where no department of the country could know its responsibilities and shares of passengers and cargos in this very sector and common people would be plundered by private transporters and goods forwarders through hiking fares of their transport modes including Qingqi, auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, trucks, oil tankers, trains, airliners and ships.