APAEA warns ACs to halt operation against tyre recycling units

If the recycling of the tyres is illegal and environment hostile why the government allowed import of waste tyres and the machinery for recycling tyres, Kasuri questioned


Lahore: All Pakistan Alternative Energy Association (APAEA) Chairman Azeem Kasuri has said that members of the association are obeying the SOPs issued by the government but the ACs across Punjab especially Sheikhupur are bulldozing the industry outlets rendering millions unemployed.

He along with the association’s members in a press conference Tuesday, said,  “We are using wood to recycle tyres. There has been a misconception that tyres are being set on fire. We actually, process the tyres to make alternative energy”.

The machinery for recycling tyres were imported billions of rupees by paying customs duties of billions, the members said adding that every executive order is being obeyed even than the government machinery is bulldozing the units and crushing machineries.

“This is an economic murder of investors. These units have legally been imported by the investors, they said, explaining billions of rupees’ hard earned money is being wasted painlessly.

“If the recycling of the tyres is illegally and environment hostile why the government allowed import of waste tyres and the machinery for recycling tyres,”Kasuri said.

We are wrongfully being implicated in FIRs despite we are complying with the executive orders, he added.

All members of APEA are with the government but the agression and action of the Punjab government against the industry is meaningless, the members said.

There has been so many industries across Punjab that are using carbon but no action is being taken against them, they highlighted, adding that transportation on roads are emitting dangerous smoke but there is no attention of the government on the issue.

The tyre recycling  industry is actually a blessing for the country as the tyres are recycled which is good even to control the dengue like diseases besides we have adopted international standard of recycling tyres and waste plastic which is providing cheaper fuel to the farmers and industry.

They warned the government to step back immediately or the association would be forced to take to roads.










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