Karachi: The well attended 5th Professionals Shipping, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Conference & Exhibition ended with speech by Chief Guest Mr. Kamran Michael ( Federal Minister for Ports & Shipping, Government of Pakistan ). In his speech the federal Minister for ports and shipping accepted the deliberations, concerns and recommendations of the conference being shipping and logistics support services in shambles in our country, infra structure in a dilapidated state and supply chain management depends on out sourcing. He not only assured his support but also promised to redress the grievances of the business community. He further assured the participant of the conference of his full assistance for the growth and development of warehousing and port in the country. The Conference was also attended by Vice Admiral Shafqat Javaid ( Chairman, KPT ).
Earlier, in the morning , the conference was inaugurated by Mr. S.M. Muneer ( Ceo, TDAP) and attended by prominent Speakers, H.E Emil Wyss ( Consul General of Switzerland, in Karachi) , H.E Hadi Santoso ( Consul General of Indonesia) , Bridg. Rashid Siddiqui ( Executive Director, PNSC), Farukh Iqbal ( Chairman Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan ) , Sohail Yaqoob Abid ( General Manager PIA) , Mr. Mohammed Hanif Ajari ( Director Supply Chain , Getzs Pharma ) , Abdul Majeed Paracha ( Managing Director , Ravian international ) , Ziad Chaudhry (CFO, Bayer Pakistan ) and others .
Mr. Mehmood Tareen Founder & Ceo, 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.
Mr. 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 to reduce 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.