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UNIDO-GED initiative praised for upgrading Korangi leather sector

Gulzar Firoz, President PTA (SZ) Environmental Society of Pakistan Tanners Association (Southern Zone), has applauded an initiative by UNIDO-GEF for upgrading the Korangi leather sector and saving valuable hides and skins which would have been otherwise wasted, at a considerable loss of income for tanners and the wider region.


Investigation into sludge tank deaths begins

Work has started to clean-up an estimated 5,000 tons of waste sludge following an accident at the SIDCO industrial estate in Ranipet earlier this week. The National Green Tribunal has started an investigation into the accident, which claimed the lives of 10 tannery workers.


Tanners ask Administrator to improve local infrastructure

A Chief Administrator for Karachi, Rauf Akhtar Faruqi has assured the local tanning industry that development works in the Korangi industrial area will begin soon despite a paucity of funds. The comments were made during a dinner hosted by the PTA.