Monday Apr 03, 2017
ISLAMABAD: About 480 million gallons of polluted water and waste of Karachi city was daily flowing into the sea, causing destruction of marine life.
This was stated by senior officials of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping in a meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping held at Parliament House.
Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Chairman Karachi Port Trust and other senior officials attended the meeting.
The committee was informed that sea pollution is not only affecting marine life but also causing health problems for the city’s residents.
Bizenjo said that his ministry has conducted two meetings with Sindh government to discuss issues related to water pollution. He proposed a jointly devised plan to contain the issue and to protect marine life.
The committee has decided to invite officials of Karachi Water Sewerage Board and other concerned departments in its next meeting.
Senator Taj Haider said that the provincial government initiated water desalination and is currently cleaning 250 million gallons of water under the TP1 and TP3 project.