KARACHI: Khurram Ijaz, Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has urged the authorities to relax conditions on import of face masks and facilitate masses considering the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement issued on Friday, Ijaz urged Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to take measures for early release of stuck-up face masks at the ports.
Khurram Ijaz said that the cases of coronavirus was on the rise. This requires that all medical facilities including face masks should be available in huge quantity.
He said that the procedures of clearance for face mask import should be made easy.
The vice president said that due to lethargy of DRAP a huge quantity of face masks were stuck up at the ports and it would badly hurt the supply chain, especially in the wake of rising coronavirus cases.
The delay in clearance will also increase prices of masks in the local market, he added.
He urged the authorities to consider the urgency and take immediate measures for release of stuck up masks.