bq. KARACHI, August 22 (Online): Bad weather and rough sea on Thursday caused heavy spillage of crude oil from Tasman Spirit, besides holding up the lighterage operation being undertaken by the Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
>> “Pak Tribune”:http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=35911, “The News”:http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/aug2003-daily/22-08-2003/main/main5.htm
A good article in the Dawn about the absence of our beloved leaders. The kickbacks have already been recieved on the ship, so there’s not much incentive for the worthies to stir themselves.
bq.. … if there’s any other truly federal subject it is the sea. And yet when a disaster hit Karachi’s coastline, spewing poison and death into the waters of that sea, Pakistan’s present set of Indispensables – all our leaders being always indispensable – sat like the gods on Olympus, watching the disaster unfolding from the heights.
..The army is into everything, into every aspect of national life. Why wasn’t it into this ecological disaster in the making? A leadership lapse or a failure of imagination?
>> “Dawn: Ayaz Amir: What would Castro have done?”:http://www.dawn.com/weekly/ayaz/ayaz.htm