Asghar Ali Rumi
Sost, June 28: Trade through the Sost Dry Port has restarted today after almost 40 days. Up to 15 containers were cleared for export as the Port restarted operations today after the GB Chamber of Commerce and Industries called off its strike. The Chamber had closed operations of the Sost port as part of a protest drive that demanded waiving off loans of the businessmen and withdrawal of sales tax on imported items. The traders have suffered due to closure of the KKH as a result of the Hunza River’s damming.
They had also demanded drainage of the dammed river and reconstruction of the KKH to facilitate trade between China and Pakistan.
The strike was called off after assurance by GB Governor that the justified demands of the chambers will be met.