By | October 31, 2019

ISLAMABAD: instead of confiscate shipping containers to seal off town throughout protests, because the police did within the past, the govt. is transaction five hundred containers that may be wont to seal the capital and contain the flow of participants of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) Azadi March.

The company providing the containers has aforesaid it won the tender to try and do thus by submitting very cheap bid. in keeping with the contract, the govt. pays a daily rate to rent the containers and can be accountable for any injury or larceny.

“Although I cannot share the per day rent of the containers since it’s our business secret, I will say that each one the containers area unit empty and might be checked by anyone. they need been placed in several places across the capital and can be there for a vast amount. {we will|we’ll|we area unit going to} take away them the day we have a tendency to are directed by the police that the containers don’t seem to be needed anyone,” amphibian genus Habibur Rehman, the owner of the provision company M. Bilal Brothers, told Dawn.
He aforesaid the govt. floated a young for needed shipping containers and variety of firms filed bids.

“Our company has around one,000 containers, of that five hundred are placed within the capital and also the remaining area unit placed in varied cities like urban center and city,” he said.

“Being a corporation, we’ve got trailers, lifters and cranes, staff etc. we are able to place the containers anyplace within the town and shift them from one place to a different. we have a tendency to area unit official contractors, thus we are able to handle matters well and additional professionally. Once the group is distributed, we’ll take away the containers,” he added.

Mr Rehman aforesaid the containers don’t seem to be insured, however beneath the agreement the govt. is accountable for paying for any injury or larceny of the containers.

The national capital police taken over variety of containers throughout PTI’s 2014 civil disobedience. At the time, trailer drivers protested and reached the PTI Secretariat in G-6; Imran Khan had expressed commonness with them and condemned the arrogation of containers.

Deputed at a check-post on holy person Aipee Road, Sabzi Mandi police official Muzaffar Ali aforesaid the police haven’t taken over any containers this point.

“The government has organized containers and every one of them area unit empty. we have a tendency to don’t seem to be forcing any trailer drivers to position containers,” he said.

Deputy officer (DIG) station Mohammed Saleem aforesaid the corporate was employed in Gregorian calendar month in keeping with Public procurance regulatory agency rules.

“As per the agreement the per day rent of an outsized instrumentation are going to be Rs35,000 and for alittle instrumentation Rs20,000. though the corporate has been claiming that five hundred containers are placed within the capital, we’ve got determined to mark all the containers as a result of [if fewer containers area unit used] it’ll be a loss to the funds,” he said.

“We haven’t taken over any containers and this point we’ve got done everything as per the law,” he added.

Khurram Shahzad, an officer with the provision company in question UN agency was on the main road close to Iqbal city, aforesaid he was deputed by the corporate to position containers within the limits of the Khanna station.

“However, we have a tendency to area unit hearing that some containers were additionally taken over by the authorities,” he said.

“The police station’s muharrar directs USA from time to time to position containers at completely different locations, and that we are directed by the corporate to follow the directions,” he added.

Muzammil crowned head, UN agency was driving a trailer on that a shipping instrumentation was placed, told Dawn he would move with the containers.

“I belong to Mianwali and that i have a family, however i’m not distressed as a result of the corporate pays American state my remuneration although I stay within the capital for weeks,” he said.

Another driver, Kashif Hafeez from Toba Tek Singh, aforesaid drivers pay most of their time on the road thus he wasn’t distressed concerning staying there.

“We even sleep on the dirty ground; here a minimum of there’s grass throughout town,” he said.

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