SEPA seals 5 factories; cases of 2 sent to court

F.P. Report

KARACHI: On the directives of Advisor to CM Sindh for Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development, Barrister Murtuza Wahab; a team of Sindh Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Sindh has sealed five polluting factories in Korangi Industrial Area while cases of another two were forwarded to court for punitive action.

According to details, on violation of Section 11 of Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014, M/s Jena Dying, M/s Hamid Dying and M/s Ibrar Dying were sealed due to generating wastewater while M/s Thermoline for generating air emissions and M/s Baba Shop for using smoky generator were shut down.

Moreover, on violation of Section 14 of the Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014, the cases of M/s Indus Printing Press and M/s Shapur Apparel were forwarded to Judicial Magistrate on account of open burning of solid waste.

With regard to the above action, Advisor on Environment Barrister Murtuza Wahab has said in a statement that across-the-board action will be continuing against polluting factories because pollution also harms the environment and human beings without any discrimination.

He urged the industries and developmental institutions to comply with Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014 so that the wheel of progress and development may be continuing without harming our natural environment.