SC concerned over N-power plants near populated areas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the National Command Authority and the Nuclear Regularity Authority over the nuclear power plants operating in Karachi.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard a petition filed by Public Interest Law Associate, through advocate Salahuddin, who expressed serious concern over the enforcement of plant in populated areas.

The counsel for the petitioner argued that preventative measures were taken all over the world before the enforcement of such plants, adding that if some untoward incident took place, it would become difficult to transfer the population from Karachi.

Published in The Express Tribune, 25th April, 2018