Karachi, November 05, 2012 (PPI-OT): Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed said that the parking of Oil tankers in Zulfiqarabad Oil Tankers Terminal would start from next week on temporary basis whereas 50 acres more land from Board of Revenue had been gained and boundary had also been made for oil tankers parking terminal and construction work started after including this land in oil tankers parking terminal. He said this while addressing to a high level meeting held on ZOT.
The meeting was attended by representative nominated by the Supreme Court Faisal Saud, Director General Technical Services Altaf G. Memon, Senior Director Transport and Communication Muhammad Ather, Project Director Ansar Zaidi, Consultant Nadeem Ansari, officers of Engineering Department, General Manager Logistic Amjad Mehmood, Deputy General Manager Logistic Major Masroor Qasim, Asim Shakoor and Shoaib Ashraf from Oil Tankers Association.
Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed said that following the directives of Supreme Court a high level meeting was called for shifting of oil tankers used to park in Shireen Jinnah Colony in which it was decided that the fleet of oil tankers under the arrangements of PSO would start parking their oil tankers in ZOT on temporary basis.
He said the construction work of oil tankers parking terminal was underway speedily in which gradual parking of tankers was being started. He said after including 50 acres land the land of Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal would consist of 200 acres and this would be the biggest oil tankers parking terminal of Pakistan. Oil Tankers Association on this occasion requested Administrator Karachi for fool proof security and setting up of a police kiosk at the terminal.
The representatives of association also referred to the point that the issue of parking of oil tankers in Shirin Jinnah Colony would not be solved even after start of tankers’ parking in ZOT as the tankers have to stay in Shireen Jinnah Colony for 5 to 7 days due to unnecessary delay of proceedings by Custom Department therefore they asked to refer this problem to the Supreme Court.
The Oil Tankers Association thanked Administrator Karachi for his efforts to gain 50 acre more land. They said that it was our old demand that has been fulfilled now. Administrator Karachi suggested forming a committee headed by Commissioner Karachi to provide facilities to tanker owners on 50 acres land. Administrator Karachi said that the construction work of terminal would be completed by the end of next month after which 2375 oil tankers will be parked at this terminal along with other facilities.
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