Karachi, 10th August: After a catastrophic blast at the Beirut port, the storage of the harmful Ammonium Nitrate gets banned in Karachi.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, Iftikhar Shallwani, Commissioner Karachi has imposed a ban on storing ammonium nitrate.
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#DivaReports: A notice has been issued to all industrial associations in Karachi's port areas and industrial zones by Commissioner Karachi to provide details of the ammonium nitrate and other dual-use precursor chemicals to the relevant authorities after the tragic blast shook Lebanon. Photo by @haiderrali
As per the Commissioner’s orders issued, ammonium nitrate, a chemical that caused a devastating explosion in Lebanon, will not be allowed to store at the Karachi port without the prior information of the authorities.
As per a notification issued by the commissioner Karachi, all the industrial associations in the city will provide details of the ammonium nitrate and other dual-use precursor chemicals available in the port areas and industrial zones of the city.
The industrialists importing the chemicals are directed to provide prior information to the authorities.
Ammonium Nitrate, the odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer has caused numerous industrial explosions over the decades, pertinent to mention the massive one in Beirut last week that killed at least 113 people, wounded thousands, and left 300,000 homeless.
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