Scores of people march against environmental impacts of coal power plants
- Mar 16, 2019
On 16 March 2019, PFF organized a grand rally in the connection to protect the environment. The aim of the rally was to protect the water bodies from the dumping the power plants waste and construction the coal power plants near by the coastal belt.
Hundreds of women, children from fishermen community of Karachi thronged into the streets, marched against the environmental impacts of coal power plants. Rally took place from Arts Council of Pakistan to Karachi Press Club. Carry placards and banners against negative impacts of coal on environment, ecology and communities, while women chanted slogans and demand government to immediately shut the coal based power plants in order to save environment.
In front press club, chairperson Mohammad Ali Shah leading the rally started his speech with bold highlighted words “A full stop to all Public finance to coal related projects”.
The affected community of coal expressed serious concern over degradation of environment and livelihood of local people and demanded the government to protect rights of local population. They underlined the need to adopt alternative energy sources like wind and solar instead of coal. Transportation, lifting and dumping of coal in the absence of any measures had badly affected the areas.
PFF chairman briefed the rally participants about threats of coal power plants on environment and biodiversity.
In the last, Mohammad Ali Shah demanded that there is a need to mobilize public finance to alter democratic renewable and cleans energy system for people and marginalized communities as soon as practicable and stop excessive energy consumption by corporation and LLC.