A meeting of all stakeholders was held at Sindh Secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah on the direction of Supreme Court regarding Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal.
The meeting was attended by Additional chief Secretary Home Muhammad Usman Chachar, IG Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar, SMBR AllamuddinBullo, Commissioner Karachi Naveed Ahmed Sheikh, Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin, Administrator KMC Laiq Ahmed and representatives of Oil Tanker Association. KPT and other relevant stakeholders attended.
Briefing the meeting, the concerned officials, including the Administrator said that Zulfiqar Abad Terminal is being constructed to park all the oil tankers to solve the traffic problems of the city.
Other stakeholders including Sindh Government have to give funds and Sindh government alone has given Rs. 583 million while other stakeholders have to give Rs 460 million for the project.
In the meeting Chief Secretary Sindh directed Administrator KMC, Oil Marketing Companies and representative of Tanker Association to release 460 million for the terminal project.
The meeting decided that from today not a single oil tanker will be parked in Shireen Jinnah Colony.
Police will take action against violators. Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali said Shah said that all shops and workshops in Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal would be restored soon.
He directed the Administrator KMC to issue letter of allotment of shop and workshop at Zulfiqar Abad Terminal within 3 days and the shopkeepers who have been allotted shop and workshop should start work by depositing the amount.
Mir Shams Shahwani, leader of the Tanker Association, said that even today more than 600 vehicles are parked at the Zulfiqarabad terminal but the necessary facilities are not available there, on which the Chief Secretary Sindh directed the Administrator KMC to build all the roads around the terminal and also provide necessary facilities at the terminal. Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal is an important project.
The project is one of the priorities of the Sindh government. The Chief Secretary Sindh while seeking details of tankers and oil depot from all the oil companies said that all the oil marketing companies should take care that the ticket system for the containers coming from the terminal to the oil depots in the city.