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Saturday Sep 21 2019

‘Clean Green Karachi’ campaign begins in West district

Initially, the backlog of waste would be collected and duly transported to the designated points. — Photo: Urban Forest

KARACHI: The month-long Clean and Green Karachi campaign announced by Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah marked its beginning on Saturday in the district West of the metropolis.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Karachi West Fayyaz Alam Solangi said a comprehensive plan has been developed for the task and under its first phase, the backlog of waste would be collected and duly transported to the designated points.

Then from those points the staff of Solid Waste Management Board would carry the same to landfill sites.

"According to a careful estimate backlog of 70 thousand tonnes of garbage is scattered across the district while 1800 to 2000 tones are generated here on daily basis," he said in reply to a question by the media.

The proper and safe disposal of the daily waste produced in the district is the responsibility of the DMC-West, he said, adding that steps have been taken to ensure that no complacency or negligence be allowed.

PPP’s MNA Abdul Qadir Patel, MPA Liaqaut Askani, chairman, DMC-West, Izhar Ahmad Khan, Municipal Commissioner West, Waseem Mustafa Soomro and SSP Shaukat Ali Khatian and others were present. 

MNA Abdul Qadir Patel expressed his confidence that the current campaign announced by Sindh Chief Minister would produce desired results as each and every stakeholder is being involved in it.

He suggested that DMC-West must take the responsibility to carry garbage to the Jam Chakro and Hub River Road landfills from parts of the district located close to mentioned landfill sites.

People appreciated that the deputy commissioner and assistant commissioners would personally monitor the campaign, with specific reference to safe disposal of waste.