Friday, December 19, 2008

FIR lodged against people responsible for oil spill: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: City District Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal Thursday said that an FIR has been lodged at Zaman Town Police Station against those responsible for the unfortunate incident in which an oil pipeline was burst in Korangi area resulting in the gushing out of crude oil in the surroundings.

The City government started relief and rescue work in the area soon after the incident and the situation was gradually returning to normalcy, he said.

Mustafa Kamal said the incident took place while cutting of newly constructed Road-16000 in Korangi without permission by the SSGC workers. The oil spillage affected about 2 to 3 km area. He said road was being cut without permission from the CDGK or town administration for which an FIR has already been registered with the police concerned.

The City nazim called for action against those involved in the incident and said that people within a radius of 2-2.5 km have been affected due to this incident. According to him 200 affected families were provided with food and other basic utilities. The CDGK, he said, has hired large number of clay-loaded trucks to carry out the operation to remove oil from roads and affected areas while community police was also helping citizens in the cleaning of their houses and oil cleaning material being provided free of cost. He said 50 vehicles used during Eidul Azha operation also performed perfumed spray in the area. Mustafa Kamal reiterated that at present 13 different organizations are controlling Karachi's municipal affairs and collect taxes within their jurisdiction but no one comes forward for provision of basic facilities and services to citizens.

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