Fertiliser sector seeks delay in axle load regime.

ISLAMABAD -- The Fertiliser Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) has reached out to the government, urging the gradual phased implementation of the Axle Load Regime. They seek to ensure a seamless transition without transport shortages for the supply of fertiliser to the farming community.

In a letter addressed to the Federal Secretary of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, the FMPAC highlighted the sudden enforcement of the Axle Load Regime, which has created challenges for the supply of DAP (Diammonium Phosphate) fertiliser to the farming community.

'We respectfully seek your assistance and cooperation on this pressing issue. The abrupt enforcement of the Axle Load Regime has had a detrimental impact on the transportation of DAP fertiliser to the rural farming regions of Pakistan,' stated the fertiliser manufacturers' body. They noted that the onset of the wheat sowing season has led to a significant surge in the demand for DAP fertiliser originating from Karachi Port.

Approximately 335,000 tonnes of DAP cargo are scheduled to arrive at Karachi Port between October and...

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