PESHAWAR, October 18: The Sindh High Court has stopped work on two nuclear power stations, being set up with the assistance of the Chinese government in Karachi.
A professor of Physics Dr Pevez Amirali Hoodbhoy, human rights activist Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and two other people had filed an application against the project.
Mr Amir Ali Hoodbhoy told a press conference that the scheme being set up at a huge cost was tantamount to carrying out nuclear experiments on the residents of the port city of Karachi.
He added that the nuclear technology to be used in the power plants had not been tested anywhere so far. he said about 20 million Karachiites would not have any means to protect themselves in case of any calamity or accident in the nuclear plant.
He requested the court to stop work on the project till the government chalks out a plan for the safety of Karachiites in case of any emergency situation arising due to the nuclear plant.
The court stopped work on the project and issued a notice to the deputy attorney general to hear the stance of the government.