19 November 2016

Lack of safety steps caused Gadani tragedy: Report

Islamabad - Lack of safety standards has led to human tragedy as result of fire in a ship at Gadani coast last week.

More than 55 people died over 100 others were injured.

According to informed sources, this fact came to light in the inquiry report of the joint committee of the federal, Balochistan and Sindh governments.

According to sources, there is dismal situation as there is no proper safety regime being followed by the ship breakers.

The report recommended the government to ensure that strict safety measures were adopted to prevent such incidents in the future.

Balochistan government has imposed Section 144 in Gadani since the mishap, which brought the ship breaking business to a standstill.

Sources further said that ship breakers largely hailing from Karachi were struggle to get themselves absolved of any culpability by using various channels including the Balochistan government, which regulated the ship breaking business at Gadani.

Source: the nation. 18 November 2016

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