Port activity remains normal, no gas leakage reported: KPT chairman

KARACHI: Rear Admiral Jameel Akhtar, Chairman, Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Monday said that the port activities are remained normal and there is no incident of gas leakage reported in port area.

He was addressing press conference following the poisonous gas claimed five lives last day in Kemari near the Karachi Port.

“I assure all that there is no leakage of any poisonous gas from port area,” he said, adding that the movement to and from city to the port area are remained normal.

He said that handling of containers was normal at all berths of the port. “Nothing was happened at oil insulation area,” he said, adding that if such thing was happened how could it was possible that port staff worked normally.

The chairman said that federal minister for ports and shipping had also visited the affected areas.

The chairman said that the authorities were grieved over human losses.

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