The National Logistics Cell (NLC) is set to increase its fleet size to 1,100 vehicles for the transportation of essential commodities across the country.
NLC Director-General Major General Yusuf Jamal had met with the Secretary of the Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives (PD&SI), Syed Zafar Ali Shah, in Islamabad and discussed the NLC’s portfolio with him.
During the meeting, he revealed NLC’s plan to enhance its fleet size. The DG NLC informed the Secretary that an additional 150 vehicles have been booked to enhance the NLC’s fleet size to 900. Another 200 vehicles have been planned for FY-2022-23 to increase the fleet size to 1,100.
Furthermore, DG-NLC briefed the Secretary about the NLC’s operational, administrative, and financial matters with special reference to its accomplished tasks and future development plans.
The Secretary PD&SI commended the NLC’s performance and its valuable contribution to nation-building efforts and the timely completion of projects. He also expressed hope that the NLC will continue to boost economic activities in the country.
NLC making Pakistan strong
Pertinent to mention, NLC has contributed remarkably to Pakistan’s nation-building efforts due to the timely completion of important projects. Furthermore, NLC continues to play its role in boosting economic activities in the country.
It runs one of Pakistan’s largest dry cargo operations covering more than 100 destinations. Additionally, NLC is the first logistics organization in Pakistan to establish market connectivity through land routes under Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR). This made Pakistan the 78th country to join TIR.
The first commercial TIR moved to Turkey and Azerbaijan through Iran in Oct 2021 and it received an overwhelming response from the government and business communities of Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Moreover, 2021 was a very successful year for NLC. In 2021, NLC recorded profits of Rs 5.7 billion from operations, and Rs. 9.2 billion including capital gain. This is a massive improvement as compared to Rs. 700 million in the year 2018-19.