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  Mayor Karachi inaugurates Zulfiqarabad oil tankers parking terminal.  
  Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar on Thursday formally inaugurated the oil tankers parking terminal in Zulfiqarabad. On this occasion he said Zulfiqarabad oil tankers parking terminal would be made an An examplary terminal so that it should be an example for other provinces and it is one of the biggest achievement in the development works for Karachi. He thanked the Supreme Court of Pakistan for issuing the orders regarding shifting of tankers from different city areas to the terminal and the Sindh Chief Minister Sindh who extended monetary cooperation by approving the summary sent to him and also thanked the PSO, law enforcement agencies, home secretary Qazi Shahid Pervaiz and concerned KMC officers whose support and help made this possible to complete this oil tankers parking terminal. He said this while inaugurating the Zulfiar Abad oil tankers parking terminal at the out sklirts of the city here on Thursday. Mayor Karachi expressed hope that the problems of the city will be resolved jointly and this oil parking terminal is now built at 200 acrres of land will be extended to 400 acres. He said PSO has also assured that they will establish a patrol pump here. The deputy mayor Dr Arshad Abdullah Vohra, Addl. Home Secretary Dr Badaruddin, PSO Managing Director Imran ul Haq Shaikh, M.C KMC Asghar Abbas, Parliamentary leader in KMC Council Aslam Afridi, KMC officers, representatives of oil tankers association and shopkeepers and other persons were also present on the this occasion . PSO M.A in his speech said the oil tankers terminal should be named as Waseem Akhtar oil tankers terminal as this was the result of his efforts. Mayor Karachi said with the completion of these oil tankers parking terminals there would be smooth flow of traffic and this was a long awaited demand of the people which has been completed by KMC despite limited resources and fund. He said his team has proved that all the works can be done with day and night efforts. He said we have made this oil tankers terminal functional and now it was the responsibility of oil tankers owners to let it run in a proper manner. Mayor Karachi said despite lot of hurdles created by different departments and some legal complications we were able to complete this oil tankers terminal. He said this oil tanker parking terminal has the capacity of parking 3200 oil tankers and all facilities of the drivers have been provided while there would be an infrastructure for 10,000 will be available. He said this terminal would have the capacity of parking of around 3200 tankers at a time with all required facilities including mosque, rest area, canteen, bathrooms and service and maintenance shops of tankers were made available at the terminal. This terminal will have 140 toilets and a police kiosk and 36 feet wide road has been constructed along with oil tanker parking terminal. The horticulture department has been advised to grow trees in and around the area at the terminal; six time zones have been fixed for tankers oil filling tankers. Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra, PSO MD and others also addressed the ceremony.  






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