SHC tells Keenjhar authorities to submit report on safety measures

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Our Correspondent
Thatta

Sindh High Court told Monday the management of Thatta’s Keenjhar lake to submit a report on the measures taken to ensure safety of tourists.

The report has to be submitted by June 4. The court was hearing a petition against a lack of proper safety measures, which have resulted in several drowning incidents.
The incharge failed to appear in court today.

The petitioner, however, was told that authorities have already submitted a detailed report on safety measures.

They have yet to submit a report on coronavirus SOPs, and the management has been told to do that.

The management temporarily closed down its boat service in August 2020 after 10 people of the same family from Karachi drowned in the lake. There were 14 passengers aboard when the boat overturned.

Keenjhar Boat Association member Rabnawaz had said then that the government does not provide them with any funds to improve the condition of the boats. “In 2003, 29 people in a similar accident,” he said.

“After the incident, the Maritime Security Agency had a fitness test done for all ships,” Rabnawaz said, adding that after that year no fitness test or registration had taken place.