KARACHI (APP) - Karachi Transport Action Committee and Anjuman Ittehad Bus Malikan, Karachi has urged for bringing the local cost of petroleum goods at par with international market. In a joint statement on Sunday, office bearers of the Karachi Public Transport Association said the benefit of diminishing cost of petroleum goods in world market must reach local consumers. Mohammad Ashraf Banglori, Chaudhri Mazhar Hussain, Lala Sultan, Tanzim Khan and Nazir Banglori appealed to the government for early initiative in this regard so that relief could be provided to all sections of the society. MINISTER URGES TRANSPORTERS TO WITHDRAW STRIKE CALL Provincial Labour Minister Amir Nawab has said that government is quite serious in providing protection to transporters and solving their problems. Whatever your problems these would be resolved through dialogue, he told a meeting with Transport Ittehad, led by Irshad Hussain Bukhari, President Karachi Transport Ittehad and representative transport organisations of Sindh, The Minister held the meeting on the directive of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Al Shah. The issues which figured in the talks included transport strike for unspecified period, compensation of burnt vehicles, reduction in petrol and diesel prices, payment of outstanding Rs 6.5 million on account of vehicles, lifting of ban on issuance of route permits, protection to transporters of interior of Sindh etc. Labour Minister listened to their submissions and said he would present the same to Chief Minister. He told them that government has reduced petrol and diesel prices and asked them cooperate with the government and consider to withdraw their strike call which only cause inconvenience to people. He said strike does not benefit anyone and rather it causes harm to all. Regarding route permits, he said, he would talk to Chief Minister and Transport Minister while Home Minister will be approached for providing protection to transporters in the interior of Sindh. He assured that the promises made by the government will be fulfilled and stressed the need for holding such meetings at regular intervals for coordination between government and transporters.