KARACHI: Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) on Thursday claimed to have sealed five factories in Korangi Industrial Area for not complying with Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014, while cases of another two factories have been forwarded to the concerned court for action.

SEPA officials said the sealed five factories were polluting the environment and the action has been taken on directives of Advisor to CM Sindh for Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development, Barrister Murtuza Wahab.

Sharing details of the factories they said M/s Jena Dying, M/s Hamid Dying and M/s Ibrar Dying were sealed due to generating wastewater while M/s Thermoline for generating air emissions and M/s Baba Shop for using smoky generator were shut down.

Moreover, on violation of Section 14 of the Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014, the cases of M/s Indus Printing Press and M/s Shapur Apparel were forwarded to Judicial Magistrate on account of open burning of solid waste.

Advisor on Environment Barrister Murtuza Wahab has said in a statement that across-the-board action will be continuing against polluting factories because pollution also harms the environment and human beings without any discrimination.

He urged the industries and developmental institutions to comply with Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014 so that the wheel of progress and development may be continuing without harming our natural environment.