SC orders unloading of coal at Port Qasim instead of KPT

KARACHI: The Supreme Court directed all the ships carrying imported coal not to unload at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) but at Port Qasim in six weeks at the same rate.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justices Sajjad Ali Shah and Munib Akhtar in its order also directed the authorities concerned that open coal will not be stored anywhere in Karachi and can only be kept in warehouses.

The court further ruled that in case of transportation, proper blankets and moisture must be provided to the coal so that the dust should not cause pollution.

Published in Dawn, 23rd June, 2018