SC directs police to take action if coal-dumping orders violated.


KARACHI -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed police and other authorities to take legal action if an earlier order of the apex court regarding coal dumping and its transportation was violated.

The two-judge bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam also directed the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency to monitor the coal storage and also visit the industrial units were coal was being used.

The petitioner, Venu G. Advani, submitted that the Supreme Court had directed the Port Qasim Authority in June last year that open coal storage will not be allowed anywhere in the provincial metropolis and can only be kept in warehouses and in case of transportation, proper blankets and moisture must be...

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