Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani has imposed a ban on storing ammonium nitrate.

Ammonium nitrate is an unscented translucent salt that has been the reason for various industrial blasts throughout the decades.

At the point when joined with fuel oils, it makes a strong explosive generally utilized in the construction business, but in addition in hand crafted bombs, for example, those utilized in the 1995 Oklahoma City assault.

Numerous European Union countries require ammonium nitrate to be blended in with calcium carbonate to make a more secure compound.

Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani on Saturday coordinated deputy commissioners and various industrial associations in the city to submit details of capacity of ammonium nitrate and different risky double use precursor chemicals lying with them.

The commissioner has questioned the name of industry, production line or organization and name of the owner, alongside the amount of ammonium nitrate or different unsafe double use precursor chemicals, their time of capacity and details of safety preventatives.

It is relevant to specify here that the new instructions were given after a blast at the storeroom of ammonium nitrate caused a remarkable blast in Beirut, causing deaths of 115 individuals and injuring more than 5000 individuals other than seriously harming the buildings and homes in the city.

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