DHL to suspend ‘Import Express Product’ in Pakistan

DHL, a global logistics company, will suspend some of its operations partially in Pakistan due to restrictions on outbound remittances by the government.

The company made an announcement on Monday notifying that it is suspending ‘Import Express Product’ and restricting outbound shipments to a maximum weight of 70kg per shipment for all customers billed in Pakistan from March 15.

The company said that the last pick-up date will be 14 March 2023.

“Shipments picked up on or before this date will still be delivered,” it added.

In a letter dated 27 February sent to DHL Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd by the management of DHL Express Pakistan, the latter, addressing its customers, said “as you may be aware, in recent months, the Regulatory Authorities have imposed restrictions on outward remittances for foreign companies operating in Pakistan”.

“The remittances sent by DHL Pakistan cover the cost of DHL’s international aviation, hub, gateway and last-mile delivery incurred through our global network for the shipments sent/received by valued customers, the courier service provider said.

“This constraint has made it unsuitable for DHL Express to continue providing the full product offering in Pakistan,” it added.

“We apologise for this unfortunate development and assure you that we understand the significance of express shipping for your business and supply chain. We are in regular contact with the authorities to allow pending remittances for us to resume the full suite of services in Pakistan at the earliest.

“We thank you for your continued partnership and appreciate your understanding of this unavoidable situation,” it said.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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