Ali Zaidi rejects report indicating overexposure to soybean powder

ISLAMABAD: Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi categorically rejected the report that pointed to “overexposure” to “soy dust” as the probable cause of death of more than a dozen people in the port areas of Karachi, he said. Tuesday ARY News.

While speaking exclusively with the ARY News ’11th Hour’ program, Ali Zaidi said he will not accept the report indicating the spread to soybeans from a cargo ship. He explained that it is the fourteenth ship that took soybeans to the port of Karachi, while the unloading process had not started when the first person affected by the mysterious gas dispersion was taken to the hospital.

“We are trying to solve this mystery from the morning and I also chaired a session today attended by worried officials, members of the KPT [Karachi Port Trust] Administration and scientists. In the session, we decided to remove the cargo ship from the dock. “

“The final report will decide on the gender of gas and particles that affected people. An investigation committee has been set up headed by Commissioner Karachi to investigate the incident.

Read: Researchers find evidence of the spread of toxic gases in the port areas of Karachi

“13 ships had docked in the KPT before and it was the fourteenth ship, while not a single person of the crew of 30 ship members and 400 people who participated in the unloading process have been affected. There is a distance of at least one kilometer between the cargo ship and the affected areas. “

He also said that the process of unloading said cargo ship has stopped since last night, but people are still being taken to hospitals. The minister said once again that the incident has no connection to the KPT and will not accept the report.

The mystery surrounding the death of more than a dozen people due to what has been called the toxic gas leak in the Keamari area of ​​Karachi seems to crumble, as noted by the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS ) from the University of Karachi in a report. “Overexposure” to “soy powder” as the probable cause of the incident.

Read: Soybean powder from cargo handling is a probable cause of “Karachi gas deaths”

Suspected gas leaks so far have killed at least 14 people, according to a spokesman for the Sindh health department. He said that more than 300 people, including women and children, have also been affected by a high level of air toxicity.

In addition, Global Environmental Labs (GEL) in its initial report states that the air in the Kemari port area has registered an extraordinary increase in the amount of sulfur dioxide presence.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a spicy corrosive gas that arises mainly from burning coal or crude oil in power plants and factories that produce chemicals, paper or fuel.

The laboratory revealed that the normal ranges of the chemical present in the air are around 120 percent, which had increased to a huge 1420 percent since the first incident.




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Ali Zaidi says the mafia behind the flour crisis will be exposed soon

ISLAMABAD: Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi said a commission formed to investigate the flour crisis will expose and take strict measures against the mafia involved in creating the threat across the country, ARY News reported Monday.

Ali Zaidi, while talking with the ARY News “Power Play” program, said Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to conduct a thorough investigation into the flour crisis and that the mafia will be exposed soon. The minister said he knew very well about the acquisition of wheat and sugar data from some people. Wheat may be smuggled into Afghanistan, which should stop, he added.

He said the first rule of government is responsibility and punishment. Zaidi said that federal cabinet members have made decisions after consulting and that good recommendations were always appreciated.

When asked about Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl’s statement (JUI-F), Zaidi raised the question of who had guaranteed Maulana Fazlur Rehman regarding the current government.

Read: JUI-F decides to distance itself from PML-N, PPP

He added that the sittings organized by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Maulana Fazlur Rehman have no similarities since PTI filed protests in the federal capital to demand the investigation of the manipulation of votes in four constituencies, but not overthrow the previous government . Zaidi said that the JUI-F launched its campaign to overthrow the current government.

The minister said he will raise the same question before Prime Minister Imran Khan at the next cabinet meeting regarding the guarantor of Maulana Fazl. He hit the leaders of the JUI-F, saying they were enraged in facing electoral defeat for the first time.

Read: Ali Zaidi discusses the court order in JIT reports with Prime Minister Imran Khan

Commenting on the cases against the former finance minister, Zaidi said the World Bank had already admitted in 1999 that Ishaq Dar was involved in setting economic statistics. The minister added that the Pakistan Nawaz Muslim League (PML-N) had artificially maintained the value of the rupee and brought no increase in exports.

Responding to a question, Zaidi said he thought taxes would have been received from the financial advisor and the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) if they are receiving wages.




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Ali Zaidi discusses the court order in JIT reports with Prime Minister Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday and discussed the court order to the Sindh government to make JIT reports public, ARY News reported.

The Sindh High Court (SHC), in a guilty plea from Ali Zaidi, ordered the provincial authorities on January 28 to release JIT reports of high-profile cases.

Ali Zaidi discussed with the prime minister the court order on JIT reports on the leader of the Lyari gang war, Uzair Baloch, the tragedy of the Baldia factory fire and the former president of the Society of Fishermen Cooperatives, Nisar Morai.

He also informed the prime minister about his written letter to the chief secretary of Sindh to provide copies of the JIT reports according to the court order.

He said he will testify before the court for contempt proceedings against the authorities if copies of the JIT reports are not issued.

According to sources, the prime minister said that the provincial government must immediately comply with the court order.

“The facts must be presented to the public,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said.

In a letter to Mumtaz Ali Shah, the federal minister referred to the SHC directives for the government to make public reports of joint investigation teams that investigated criminal charges against Uzair Baloch, former president of the Cooperative Fishermen Society Dr. Nisar Morai and the fire incident at the Baldia factory.




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Ali Zaidi hints at launching ship service for Hajj pilgrims

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs on Wednesday hinted to run a ship service to offer economical transport to pilgrims going to Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah.

“Ferry and passenger ship providers require a NOC from the Ministry of Defence as we have now utilized as soon as once more for the service and included Jeddah, Basra, Oman for the vacation spot to make it possible,” mentioned Ali Zaidi, Minister for Maritime Affairs whereas speaking in ARY Information program Bakhabar Savera.

He mentioned that by way of Ferry providers, Hajj, Umrah and pilgrimages to Center Japanese nations can grow to be economical, including that the federal government has deliberate to welcome the personal sector to function such providers.

Ali Zaidi additionally introduced to start out an extra service for the devotees going to Iraq.

On December 20, Ali Haider Zaidi mentioned that he has advisable registration of ships by 2030. Ali Zaidi, in his newest assertion to media, revealed that the ministry goes to make main bulletins in its new transport coverage.

He expressed hopes that the transport trade will play an essential function within the growth of Pakistan. The minister mentioned that he has advisable for registration of ships which might be exempted from gross sales tax and customs responsibility.



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India attempting to divert world’s consideration from protests: Ali Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi on Thursday termed motion by India alongside Line of Management, as an act to divert World’s consideration from the continued protests over citizenship invoice.

Ali Zaidi replying to Press Belief of India’s tweet, mentioned, “Nothing however a foolish transfer to attempt to distract consideration from what is occurring inside India.”

“Politics of hate & racism won’t promote nowadays”, the minister continued in his tweet.

Earlier, International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi mentioned our armed forces are totally prepared to reply to any aggression.

Learn extra: Shah Mehmood Qureshi vows befitting response to any misadventure by India

Speaking to ARY Information, Shah Mehmood Qureshi had mentioned additional extraordinary motion is being reported alongside the LoC from Indian aspect, India at all times attempt to have journey, when it’s trapped in home issues.

Warning the BJP authorities, he had mentioned Pakistan to reply aggressively in case of any cross border misadventure .



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Ali Zaidi warns of flour disaster in Karachi from subsequent week

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi on Friday warned of a flour disaster in Karachi attributable to mismanagement of the provincial authorities from subsequent week, ARY NEWS reported.

The federal minister in his message on the micro-blogging web site, Twitter, blamed the Sindh authorities for mismanaging the flour difficulty.

His message learn: ” The best way Sindh Govt has mismanaged the flour difficulty, I count on flour crises in Karachi beginning subsequent week. Fallacious insurance policies, corrupt practices & no management on flour mills.”

His message got here within the backdrop of the Financial Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cupboard, that gave a go-ahead for the discharge of 650,000 tonnes of wheat from Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Providers Company (PASSCO) shares to the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Sindh and Balochistan on October 31.

Nonetheless, the Sindh provincial authorities are but to elevate complete authorized inventory from the PASSCO shares with a view to overcome scarcity available in the market, elevating fears of hike in costs and absence.

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The ECC took up the wheat scenario within the nation, notably the rising development in wheat costs, and authorized a proposal by the Ministry of Nationwide Meals Safety and Analysis for launch of 300,000 tonnes every to governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh and 50,000 tonnes to the federal government of Balochistan.

The ECC additionally authorized an quantity of Rs 2.745 billion to be paid as PASSCO incidental costs on the ratio of 50:50 to be equally shared by the federal and respective provincial governments.

The ECC was knowledgeable by the Ministry of Nationwide Meals Safety and Analysis that the PASSCO and Provincial Meals Departments had reported their shares on the degree of 6.444 million tonnes as in comparison with 10.093 million tonnes of the corresponding interval of the final 12 months.

Nonetheless, even if the overall availability of wheat was estimated on the degree of 28.256 million tonnes, together with the leftover inventory of three.777 million tons as in comparison with the nationwide requirement of 26.91 million tons of the nation, the costs of wheat and flour nonetheless confirmed upward development within the native market, the ECC was informed.



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