Investigation report about Gaddani incident to be submitted within a week


The federal minister for defence production Rana Tanveer Hussain said that investigation report about fire incident at oil tanker in Gaddani would be submitted within one week, duly fixing responsibility on those involved in negligence.

The seven-member committee headed by minister Rana Tanveer proceeded for a detailed visit of the ship on site. A high-level committee constituted by the prime minister to investigate causes leading to the fire incident of an oil tanker at Gaddani also held its first meeting in Karachi, said a statement issued here on Saturday.

The committee probed various stakeholders, including the owner of the Ship, members of labour union and senior officials of Environment Protection Department, Balochistan Development Custom Authorities, etc.

In the end, minister Rana Tanveer affirmed to submit the investigation report within one week, and recommending ways to avert such disasters in future.

He assured that appropriate action will be taken against those who are found negligent. The ship breaking activity will soon restart at Gaddani. The stakeholders appreciated the government for giving due importance to the incident.

He thanked the various government and naval departments for their wholehearted participation in firefighting services, especially Faisal Edhi for his untiring rescue operations.