For every fishing trip, the fishermen have to give illegal gratification to the harbour preventive office, situated at the Karachi Fish Harbour, to obtain the necessary port clearance.

Would senior officials of the authorities concerned care to tell the public at large as to what should the fishermen do to carry on their business without being subjected to the undeterred, undesirable, horrendous and broad daylight extortion of millions of rupees a day by the customs preventive department?

Why no step has ever been taken by the authorities concerned to crush corruption which is not only adding to the suffering of the fishermen but is also harming the fishing industry as a whole?

M. Butt Karachi

More From This Section

Energy efficiency

OUR energy crisis is the result of our lack of energy efficiency. It can be seen all around us. Some of its relevant...

Cotton research

AS a cotton man, I read with considerable interest the advertisement supplement brought out on ‘Cotton Research ...

Terror & world records

ANY realist would agree that a state’s foremost duty is to guarantee safety to its citizens. Sadly, for our...

Security situation

THIS is apropos the news item ‘Investigators collecting information to verify UBA claims’ (April 11). How bleak...


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page