Karachi: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) on Thursday sealed five factories in the city’s Korangi Industrial Area for not complying with the Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014, with cases against another two factories having been forwarded to the relevant court for action – a news source reported.
According to SEPA officials, the action was taken on the directives of Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtuza Wahab.
Three of the factories were sealed for generating excessive wastewater, one for generating air emissions, and another for using a smoky generator.
Cases for two of the factories were forwarded to the judicial magistrate for open burning of solid waste under Section 14 of the Sindh Environment Protection Act 2014.
Barrister Wahab stated that indiscriminate action would continue against polluting factories. He also urged the industries and developmental institutions to comply with the Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014 so that the wheel of progress and development may continue to move forward without harming our natural environment.