KARACHI: We will make Karachi the cleanest city in Asia, vowed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan convener Farooq Sattar. He said that the party has pledged to turn certain union councils (UCs) in the city into model UCs.
He said that for that purpose they have selected a few UCs in Korangi and Malir and Landhi districts and another in Shah Faisal. He was speaking to the media during the inauguration of a project to pave 100 streets with concrete blocks in 100 days in UC-6 in District Korangi. This project is part of the mayor's 100-day cleanliness campaign.
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He stressed that in one UC, a hundred streets will be paved with concrete blocks and sanitation and cleanliness in the UC will also be improved. Sattar also claimed that in every model UC, a school and dispensary will also be constructed.
"We have decided that we won't look back from here and without any resources and powers we will turn Karachi's UCs into model UCs, one by one," he added.
The strength of Karachi is the unity of its people, he said. "We are taking such steps so that the development of Karachi remains long-lasting," he added.
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Sattar said that they have devised a plan where the infrastructure and sewerage system will remain intact for many years to come at a minimum cost. He said trackers must be installed in garbage disposal vehicles to ensure they go to Jam Chakro to empty the trash or else they might throw the garbage in other districts.
The MQM-Pakistan leader requested the chief minister and local government minister to hand over pumping stations so that they can ensure the equal distribution of water to residents.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2017.
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