Islamabad: Khalid Mian, President, ICT Chamber of Small Traders along with a delegation called on high officials of CDA to express reservations on the proposed construction of a new slaughter house in the middle of city and demanded cancellation of this project as it would cause stench and pollution in the federal capital.
He said the project would be in violation of basic human rights as it would expose citizens to health problems.
He said a depot was established on Kashmir Highway to dump garbage which was causing stench in the whole area and taking notice of this situation, Islamabad High Court had ordered for its closure.
He said the slaughter house will require the establishment of fat melting and bones processing plants which will spread stink to many kilometres of surrounding areas.
Khalid Mian said due to emissions of some industries in I-9 Industrial Area, CDA has decided to shift industries to I-17 Sector in order to save the citizens from health problems, but construction of slaughter house in the middle of city would prove hazardous for the health of citizens.
He said already a slaughter house is present in Humak to cater to the needs of Islamabad, which is a co-property of CDA and Punjab Government.
He appealed to the Chairman, Member Admin and Member Environment of CDA to issue orders for the cancellation of any new slaughter house in the city and take back the possession of already established slaughter house from Punjab Government.