SHC seeks report on ‘toxic’ vegetables grown in Karachi
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed deputy commissioners of Korangi and Malir districts to submit the report about farmers growing vegetables in industrial and sewage water in their areas.
The assistant advocate-general apprised the court that different law enforcement organisations had launched a probe into the case.
He said that people had illegitimately occupied hundreds of acres land beside the Malir River to grow crops which are dependent on the sewage and industrial water running through the river. Factories dump untreated waste into the nullah, he relayed.
The Karachi Water and Sewerage Boar’s managing director said that the land of Malir River encroached by the farmers from Shah Faisal Colony to Quaidabad had created bottleneck for passing of sewage. He said it was also a hazard for health of people as they have to consume toxic fruits and veggies.