Dumping waste in Lyari delta causes urban flooding

Lyari River Cleanup Project implementation committee formed

Our Correspondent September 08, 2022
Region is heavily affected by climate change in recent years. PHOTO: FILE


The Lyari River delta, naturally meant to be a spillway to control the flow of floodwater, is now choked by accumulated debris. Every month, 9,000 tonnes of debris enter this river, almost entirely unprocessed, reveals the Environmental Scoping Study.

This report on the Lyari River, which the Federal Ministry of Climate Change launched, Karachi Port Trust and Coca-Cola Pakistan launched on Wednesday, calls for urgent action on water security.

Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman, who formed a committee to lead the Lyari Cleanup Project, said that the ongoing floods show that Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change.

The session jointly organised by KPT and the Coca-Cola Company was held in continuation of the World Water Week theme of #SeeingTheUnseen.

The roundtable session was chaired by Senator Sherry Rehman, with Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari attending as a guest of honour and led by SM Tariq Huda, Chairman of the Karachi Port Trust.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2022.


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