Quetta : Raising environmental concerns, a former speaker of the Balochistan Assembly has cautioned against moving ahead with the proposed coal-fired power plant project in Gadani.
Mohammad Aslam Bhootani through a letter urged the Hub Power Company Limited (Hubco) and the Chinese government not to undertake the project.
In the letter addressed to the management of Hubco with a copy sent to the Chinese embassy in Islamabad, he said: “Globally, it has been established through authentic, scientific and environmental studies that coal emissions are detrimental to human life and life of any kind in general.”
Mr Bhootani said Pakistan was facing an energy crisis but it did not mean that a project hazardous to human and other life should be implemented.
He said the coast of Balochistan had tremendous potential of producing renewable solar and wind energy, therefore, efforts should be made to utilise these sources.