KARACHI - Federal Minister for Ports & Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo has assured the shipping & logistics industry of full support of government.

He was speaking as chief guest at 6th Sustainable Shipping, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Conference & Exhibition held here Wednesday.

Bizenjo not only assured his support but also promised to redress the grievances of the business community .He further 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 inaugurated by Vice Admiral Syed Arifullah Hussaini, Commander Pakistan Fleet, Pakistan Navy and attended by prominent speakers including Tauqeer Malik, Chairman Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan, Izhar Ul Haq Qamar, Chairman Pakistan Freight Forwarders Association, Tariq Rangoonwala, Chairman ICC Pakistan, Arslan Khan, MD Maersk Pakistan, A Hashim, President & CEO Homepack Freight, Mohammed Hanif Ajari, Director Supply Chain, Getzs Pharma, Ziad Chaudhry, CFO Bayer Pakistan and others .

Mehmood Tareen, founder & CEO of 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, eight companies were awarded with the Executive Green Supply Chain Award by the Federal Minster Ports & Shipping. Companies were, PNSC, Premier Group, Yunus Textile Mills, DHL Pakistan, Pepsi Cola, KPT, Raaziq International and United Insurance.