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Ali Zaidi directs to conduct inquiry into oil spillage near Mubarak village

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Marine Affairs Ali Zaidi on Sunday said the spillage of oil near Mubarak Village in October this year had occurred due to deliberate releasing of oil by captain of a ship. Talking to journalists here in Karachi today, he said the ship was heading towards Gadani for ship-breaking. " The Director General of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has been directed to conduct inquiry against the captain, agent and owner of the ship," maintained the minister It may be mentioned that the spillage…

Most oil spill at Mubarak Village cleared in ‘clean-up’, says PMSA

KARACHI: Five days after oil spill was reported at scenic Mubarak Village coast, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) says the most of the oil spill affecting the beach has been cleared in an ongoing operation being taken up by a number of stakeholders. “Seventy per cent of the affected area has been cleaned up in Mubarak village on the second consecutive day of operation which will continue tomorrow (Monday),” said a PMSA statement. release. It also stated that the PSMA also conducted an aerial surveillance on…

Marine life at risk after oil spill: WWF

KARACHI: Environmental agencies and government departments have all been galvanized into action after oil spill on the coastal belt, stretching from Mubarak Village to Manorah, has started affecting marine life. According to World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), green turtles, crabs and several types of fish have been found dead on the shore in the last two days. A non-governmental organisation, WWF-Pakistan, which works for the protection of environment and marine life has expressed suspicion over the…

KPT team leaves for Mubarak Village to cleanup oil spill

KARACHI: A team of Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Saturday left for cleaning the oil spill, which was reported yesterday near Mubarak Village coastal belt, said a KPT spokesperson. "The team will carry out cleaning operation at the seashore, while sand which submerged into the oil", he continued. Yesterday, Ministry of Maritime Affairs after taking notice of the news of an oil spill near Mubarak village, contacted all concerned including Navy, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and Ministry of Petroleum to get…

Ban imposed on Churna Island visits through tour operators

KARACHI/QUETTA: Following an oil spill at the Mubarak Village coastline, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Balochistan, has placed a ban on people visiting Churna Island, a popular scuba-diving spot for visitors, through tour operators. Churna Island falls under the remit of Lasbela district on the Balochistan-Sindh border. The ban was imposed under the Environment Act of 2012. According to a notification, the EPA barred tour operators from providing services to customers without obtaining NOC from the…

Ministry orders clean up of Mubarak village oil spill

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Maritime Affairs on Friday took notice of the news of an oil spill near Mubarak village, ARY News reported. According to statement, the ministry contacted all concerned including Navy, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and Ministry of Petroleum as two trails of "slight oil spillage" were observed close to the beach south east of Cape Monze light house. "The minor oil spill at Mubarak village beach area is being cleaned. An inquiry is being undertaken to ascertain the nature of the spill to…

What caused the oil spill at scenic Mubarak Village coastline?

KARACHI: An overnight oil spill at scenic coastal line of Mubarak Village, Karachi has left many flabbergasted as local authorities have begun probe into possible reasons of the slick. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of Balochistan has also ordered Byco Petroleum to halt operations due to an oil spill on coastal area surrounding the popular local visitors spot, Charna Island. According to reports, the spill was first spotted and reported by local fisherman who works with local fishing communities at Abdul…

Mubarak Village – A beautiful place with a miserable life

Mubarak Village,located about 30 kilometers away at Karachi's coastline, has been home to around 4,000 people. The serene setting of the village sitting at the Arabian Sea certainly fascinates the outsiders or those making it to the captivating beach, but it's not what it really seems. The village, housing the fishermen community, however, face the problems suffered by the most of the settlements straddle across the coast of Karachi including lack of clean drinking water, electricity and other necessities for a…