Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Fisherpeople in 4 coastal fishing villages near Karachi are up in arms against the Pak government. The eye of the storm is a proposal to build an oil pipeline across the Gangiaro Creek which serves the entire coastal belt of Thatta up to Shah Bander and Keti Bander. They were assured 2 years ago that the pipeline would be raised 70 feet above the sea level -- higher than their tallest fishing craft.

Now that a few columns have been set up and the pipeline's height indicated, the water is found to be only a few feet below the beams. This thwarts trawlers sailing out even during low tide.

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