KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information & Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani paid surprise visits to various areas of District Korangi to monitor the ongoing clean-up campaign initiated by the Sindh government.
Ghani inspected the process of transferring the garbage from the temporary garbage stations to the landfill sites and the lifting of the backlog of garbage from the main roads and streets. The minister visited various localities of the district and issued directives for the immediate transfer of garbage to the landfill sites.
Taking notice of the complaints regarding sewerage issues, the minister directed the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and other municipal agencies to immediately address the issues.
"We have initiated this clean-up campaign 10 days ago on the instructions of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. During this time, thousands of tonnes of trash has been transported to the landfill sites," said Ghani. Besides, 12,000 metric tonnes of garbage collected from all parts of the metropolis on a daily basis is being transported to the landfill sites, he said. Ghani said that all the district municipal corporations, Sindh Solid Waste Management Board, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and deputy commissioners were working day and night to make the clean-up campaign a success.
The minister instructed the deputy commissioners to remove the temporarily established garbage transfer stations as soon as possible by transferring the trash to the landfill sites. He also said that cleanliness should be ensured in the areas wherever these temporary garbage stations were established.
Ghani also directed the Korangi Deputy Commissioner to ensure the immediate removal of encroachments from the footpaths in the district. He said that the green belt should be restored by eliminating all encroachments from the footpaths.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2019.