Chemical-laden ship at Gaddani despite Interpol warning raises questions

By: News Desk      Published: 11:06 AM, 26 May, 2021
Gaddani yard
File photo.

The docking of a ship, carrying toxic chemical, at the coast of Gadani (Balochistan) despite a warning by Interpol on April 22nd has raised questions as to who allowed it to dock despite the fact that authorities in both India and Bangladesh had turned it away precisely for this reason, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

The 24News TV channel has learnt that towards the end of April ferry’s name was changed before it started heading towards the beaches of Balochistan, and finally it docked at Gaddani on April 30.

Meanwhile, Environment Protection Agency, Balochistan has stopped working on the ship after receiving a letter from the government.

Agency Director Technical Muhammad Khan has said that samples of the chemical have been collected for their examination. 

He has further said that the government has also not issued the no objection certificate to the ship as yet, and it has been sealed.

Reporter Ashraf Khan