KARACHI : KCCI President Abdullah Zaki has strongly condemned the highhandedness of freight forwarders and urged the government to set up an autonomous regulatory body which should be directed to strictly monitor the overall activities and exorbitant charges of freight forwarders, besides efficiently responding to the grievances of the business community. President KCCI added that the business community is being victimised everyday by freight forwarders as KCCI has been receiving dozens of complaints pertaining to high charges under various heads.

President KCCI, while assuring chamber’s full support to the business community, said that KCCI will keep on raising its voice at various platforms until the desperately needed regulatory body comes into existence. “KCCI will strive hard to highlight the grievances being faced by businessmen and will take up their issues with the concerned ministries and officers in order to get them resolved as per aspirations of the business community”, he added.

The meeting, which was presided over by Chairman of Ports, Shipping and Multi-Modal Sub-Committee, Asif Nisar, was also attended by Vice President KCCI Muhammad Idrees, former Vice President KCCI, Nasir Mehmood, Senior Vice Chairman Ports & Shipping Sub-Committee, Capt. Ansar Ali Khan, Advisor of Ports & Shipping Sub-Committee KCCI, Anwar Shah, and Managing Committee members including Zafar Saeed Baghpatee, Shehzad Mobeen, Zahid Iqbal, Pervez Ashfaq, Abid Nisar and others.