City administration fails to remove animal entrails: PTI

Piles of waste across city on third day of Eid pose serious health hazards

Our Correspondent June 20, 2024
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Piles of animal entrails in most city areas have spread foul odors besides posing health concerns for the citizens. The PTI Sindh president and former opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh visited various areas and expressed his dismay, stating, "Today is the third day of Eid, and animal entrails are strewn with no arrangements have been made for their removal." He questioned where the allocation of Rs18 billion of budget for the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) has been spent? He said, SSWMB and Karachi mayor, both under PPP, have turned the city into the heap of garbage.

Haleem pointed out that prior to Eid, a claim was made that 154,000 tons of animal entrails would be disposed of, but Mayor Murtaza Wahab reported only 68,000 tons collected. The remaining 86,000 tons are still lying in lanes and streets.

Haleem criticised the inadequate number of collection points, with only 99 for a city of 25 million people, across seven districts and 25 towns. "How can the city be cleaned with just 99 collection points?" he asked, noting the spread of diseases due to the stench from the waste.

He further alleged that KMC, town, and Solid Waste staff focused more on extracting fat from the waste rather than disposing it of.

Haleem said, before Wahab's tenure as mayor, Karachi was cleaner. He accused the PPP of making Karachi the sixth dirtiest city in the world. He concluded by stating, "It's the third day, and no one is seen to remove the waste. Citizens are forced to dispose of animal entrails by themselves. The Sindh government should be held responsible and accountable for its enmity towards Karachi."

Load-shedding, water shortage spoil joys of Eid: JI

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Munem Zafar has questioned the role of self-imposed mayor as he said that Karachiites suffered from load shedding, shortage of water amid harsh weather conditions even on Eid days.

The JI leader expressed these views while talking to the media during his visits to several areas in Karachi on the first two days. He said that the mayor become hyperactive when it comes to favor the KE in monetary terms and raise the question if he would like to respond why the KE resorted to load shedding in several areas of the city even on Eid days. Zafar demanded of the authorities to ensure uninterrupted water and electric supply to Karachiites.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the nine towns in Karachi being run by the JI performed way batter as compared to the rest of town in the city. He said that apart from the governmental machinery, a large number of JI and Alkhidmat volunteers played their role to serve Karachiites.


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