Oil tankers, nuisance to residents

Express May 24, 2010


Oil tankers were not removed from the residential area of Shireen Jinnah Colony on Monday.

The Supreme Court ordered shifting of the oil tanker parking from Shireen Jinnah Colony to the Karachi Port Trust’s temporary parking area. It further directed the City District Government Karachi to set up a permanent oil tankers terminal in Zulfiqarabad on the land allocated by the Sindh government.

Even though, a temporary parking place had been allotted, the giant oil tankers continue to remain parked in the small lanes of the residential area and clogging them.

Locals of Shireen Jinnah Colony had enthusiastically welcomed the court ruling, but are now in dismay by the lack of compliance by the oil tanker owners.


Perwez Abbas | 14 years ago | Reply Illegal parking of these tankers has created a lot of mess in Clifton Block-1. Ladies fear to go out as gangs of truck drivers and their helpers gaze them badly and pass unavoidable remarks. This was one of the posh area of Karachi and became more beautiful and tourist attraction since the installation of KPT fountain. Residents of Block-1 bought their properties/apartments in costly prices and because of this mess, which has been created by the illegal oil tankers, devastating effect on the value of the properties have been made. People who were dreaming to live there now do not even want to come there. People are no longer taking apartments on rent there and the property value has gone down drastically. It is requested to Government to clear this unwanted mess from the area so that resident who spent their hard earned money buying apartments there could live peacefully.
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