An inland goods transporters strike in Pakistan that held up US$350m in textile and clothing exports has now ended after eight days.

The Karachi Goods Carrier Association (KGCA) has called off the strike and restarted transporting cargo from Tuesday evening.

It will now take an estimated three day period to clear the consignments.

Furthermore, the management of Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) have asked exporters to send less consignments as its space is occupied by around 10,000 imported containers.

Tanvir Ahmad Sheikh, president of the federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said that the export-oriented sector has been badly affected due to the strike and it would add additional cost to the exporters.

By Ahmed Abdullah.