Gadani activities resume

Following an order by the High Court of Balochistan, activities at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yards are set to resume, according to a spokesperson from NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The court order was made after the Pakistan Ship Breakers Association called on federal and provincial bodies to restart the activities.

The shipbreaking yards were closed following a series of explosions at a Gadani yard aboard oil tanker Aces on November 1st, caused by welding processes igniting smuggled oil. The incident killed at least 20 people and injured about 60 more.