Crackdown continues: SEPA closes sugar mill in Thatta

Among the four mills shut so far, three obtained stay orders from the Sindh High Court


Our Correspondent December 25, 2016
Earlier, the chief justice had ordered the commissioner to seal the mills for defaulting on a Rs840 million payment to farmers. PHOTO: APP

HYDERABAD: Continuing its crackdown against sugar mills, the Sindh Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) closed another mill in Thatta district. The drive started on December 21 and so far four sugar mills have been shut down. Sepa regional director Munir Abbassi said that the production process of the Abdullah Shah Ghazi sugar mill has also been stopped. In July 2015, Sepa had served a notice to the mill giving it six months for the installation of an in-house effluent treatment plant. Among the four mills shut so far, three obtained stay orders from the Sindh High Court and later resumed their production processes.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 26th, 2016.

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