Provisional KPT parking lots for oil tankers.
Karachi Port Trust would provide provisional parking lots to Oil Tankers in Port area whereas a permanent parking for tankers have already been allotted in Zulfiqarabad. In an interview with a private news channel, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Babar Ghouri said the tankers mafia has parked their tankers illegally at different residential areas of Clifton which disturbs the life of common man.
Referring to the Supreme Court"s verdict on the removal of illegal tanker parking lots from Karachi he said that action had been taken previously on the report of residents of the tankers" affected area.
?Supreme Court"s decree would be implemented by the Sindh government and illegal parking of the tankers would be removed?, he asserted.
Answering a query about the demand of the tanker owners to provide them parking lots he said the government has already provided parking lots to the port users for genuine business, and to oil export companies, they fill oil and move to their concerned place but, he added that area is not for them to permanently occupy the space. He assured that Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is working efficiently to provide facilities to the businessmen. But illegal tankers effect and disturb people so they would not be allowed to work at any cost, he added.
To a question about the permanent parking lots for tankers he said the government has provided such parking for tankers at Zulfiqarabad three years ago. ?Instead of parking tankers at residential areas tankers should be parked at their respective places at Zulfiqarabad Parking?.