SC orders shifting oil tanker trucks from Shireen Jinnah Colony

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday directed relevant authorities to remove hindrances in shifting oil tankers from Shireen Jinnah Colony to Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal and asked commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui to cooperate with them.

A two-member bench heard a petition in its Karachi registry, filed by a resident of Clifton seeking shifting of oil tankers from Clifton and Shireen Jinnah Colony. He submitted that citizens have been facing immense problems due to the continuous traffic jams in the area. A number of auto workshops are also working in the locality, which has made the life of residents miserable, the petitioner stated.

On Thursday’s hearing Zia Ahmed Awan, a counsel of Oil Companies submitted the court that some oil tankers had been shifted from Shireen Jinnah Colony. The court directed to make sure that shifted oil tankers should not be parked again in Shireen Jinnah Colony.

In the last hearing the court directed the relevant authorities to make sure shifting of oil tankers trucks; otherwise contempt of court will be initiated against them.

The court had expressed its annoyance over non-complying of its order and directed officials to submit compliance report within one week.

The court had earlier ordered to shift oil tankers trucks from Shireen Jinnah Colony to Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal.