Ship-breaking activities impacting environment

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan still does not have any defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to deal with hazardous wastes and other materials retrieved from ships. To make matters worse, hazardous waste from ship-breaking activity has been accumulating over the years in Gadhani. Pakistan is faced with an urgent need to recognize ship-breaking as an industry and develop a coherent environment-friendly ship-recycling strategy.

This was highlighted at a seminar on "Sustainable

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