CJP orders shifting of oil tankers’ to Zulfiqarabad terminal within 15 days
KARACHI (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar ordered on Wednesday the shifting of the oil tankers’ terminal from Shireen Jinnah Colony to Zulfiqarabad within 15 days.
A bench headed by the chief justice heard the case at Supreme Court Karachi Registry. Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and tankers’ association representatives were appeared before court.
During the hearing, tankers’ association chief Yousaf Shahwani informed the court that they were only provided 130 acres out of the total 200 acres at the new venue after which the chief justice inquired from the mayor about the discrepancy.
The mayor disputed the statistics and asked the court to send its official for inspection to ascertain the facts. The chief justice then ordered the shifting of the terminal in 15 days and remarked that no tanker should be seen parked in Shireen Jinnah Colony after two weeks. He also warned to lock up anyone who observes a strike on the matter.
When Shahwani asserted that shifting the terminal would not be possible in such short notice, the chief justice asked him to show some love for the country.
The chief justice asked the mayor how many drains has the local government cleaned up. When asked which drain the mayor will take the chief justice on a tour to, Akhtar said, “lets go to Khayyam Nullah”.
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