SITE Association of Industry condemns dumping solid waste in front of factories

Karachi, November 03, 2017 (PPI-OT):SITE Association of Industry condemns the recent incident of highhandedness by unscrupulous elements involved in disposing of the solid waste in front of factories. In one of the industries in SITE where such unscrupulous people were discharging solid waste and on the objection of the owners of the industry and asking them to refrain from throwing the garbage in front of their factory, what they are supposed to dispose of at the proper solid waste disposal pit, they physically assaulted and tortured the owner of the factory and ran away.

SITE Association of Industry appreciates the efforts of hierarchy of police who came to the SITE and have promised to apprehend the culprits. SITE Association of Industry wants to bring to the notice of Chief Minister, Sindh, Minister for Industries, Sindh, Inspector General of Police, Sindh and the local police of the SITE industrial area to take notice of this incident.

This incident is not the first of its kind. SITE Area has been converted into a garbage heap. There is no solid waste management system in this area where thousands of workers earn their daily wages and more than 3,000 industries function. It has been observed that different Mafias have erupted and ‘might is right’ is the word of the day.

If the Government of Sindh is serious in continuing with the production and expansion of the same in the area where industrialists are suspicious about the CPEC and where they feel challenge about their competitiveness. Perhaps this is the right time when the Government should take care and help the industries in getting more competition by providing uninterrupted utilities and other infrastructural facilities in order to utilize the optimum capacity of the industries.

In China, 90% utilization of capacity is the norm whereas only due to government’s lethargic and non-serious attitude in Pakistan the industries do not operate on more than 60% capacity utilization which would be rather impossible to compete with the industries working under the Chinese in the CPEC programme.

We appeal to the Chief Minister, Sindh, Minister for Industries, Sindh, Inspector General of Police, Sindh and the Local Police of the area to kindly intervene and save the integrity of the industrialists from this kind of physical torture and also help the industries to become viable and increase their productivity in terms of the capacity utilization by providing conducive and enabling environment.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
S.I.T.E. Association of Industry
H-16, Textile Avenue, SITE, Karachi
Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32562883, +92-21-32560705
Fax: +92-21-32560704
E-mail: site@site-association.org
Website: www.site-association.org

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