An urgent meeting of The Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held at the office of the chamber Wednesday to review the progress on the restoration of road links between Karachi and Lasbela.
Addressing the meeting, Ismail Suttar, former president and Chairman of the Infra Structure Committee of LCCI stated that the industries and the people are badly suffering due to the devastation of roads and bridges in Balochistan.
He also drawn the attention of National Highway Authority to the gravity of the situation and to urgently initiate the steps as discussed in their meeting with LCCI on August 13, 2022.
He further stated that Lasbela is the industrial hub of Balochistan and the collapse of the Hub river bridge has affected the industrial logistic activity between factories, port, and other parts of the country.
The industrialist are forced to shut down many units or reduce production. This is adding to the misery of the local flood-affected people of Lasbela and would mark a drop in revenue generated from this area.
The Ex.com of LCCI expressed deep concern about the delay in starting the construction of the new bridge on the Hub River which is the main link between the port city of Karachi and Balochistan.