Pakistan: Minister Visits Karachi Harbor

The Provincial Minister for Environment and Alternative Energy, Shaikh Muhammad Afzal, visited Karachi Harbor on Saturday to witness the efforts of KPT towards protection of mangroves.

While speaking on the occasion the Minister opined that mangroves are very important part of coastal ecosystem and all departments must adopt a safeguard policy for their restoration. He praised the work done by KPT.

Mr. Fayyaz said further that Karachi Port Trust is undertaking remedial dredging to rehabilitate any wetland from siltation in the eastern back waters, these are silted gradually, after the stoppage of Mehmoodabad pumping station by KW&SB.

These wage with heavy loads of silt is being carried out at eastern back waters and has raised the low lying areas difficult for mangroves vegetation to colonize.

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Dredging Today Staff, January 2, 2012;

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