12 November 2017

Ship catches fire at Gadani, Pakistan

A ship caught fire when it was being broken for scrap at plot No 54 of the Gadani Shipbreaking Yard here on Wednesday.

However, no casualty was reported.

The fire erupted in pipeline of the lower part of ship during shaft cutting which was anchored at plot No 54 for scraping.

The in-charge RHC Gadani Dr Younis said that it was a light fire that erupted in a pipeline and was extinguished right away.

Lasbela Deputy Commissioner Iftikhar Ahmed Bugti and DPO Abdul Rauf Bareach immediately reached the Gadani Shipyard and monitored the efforts to put out fire .

It is significant to mention here that a bloody inferno had erupted last year in the same plot in which 29 labourers were burnt to death and over 50 workers had suffered burnt injuries.

The deputy commissioner sought report of the incident from all concerned to stop happening of such incidents. The shipbreaking activities were halted at the relevant ship .


World Bank country Operational Manager Ms Milanda Good on Wednesday said that it was good omen that all projects initiated by the World Bank in Balochistan were continuing.

Milanda assured that policy and sector plan will be top most priority of the World Bank.

Ms. Milanda Good expressed these views in her keynote speech in a meeting with Additional Chief Secretary Planning Qamar Mehsood and heads of all projects working under World Bank in Quetta.

Coordinator Governance and Policy Project Mahfooz Ali Khan and other high officials were also present at the meeting.

Qamar Mehsood, the Additional Chief Secretary Planning, briefing the participants said that the Balochistan govt was working at essential stage for human development and enhancing their abilities and expressed gratitude for the World Bank and all those institutes working under it for assisting the government.

Source: the nation. 09 November 2017

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