Promoting the concept of volunteerism and creating community awareness, the Mera Karachi Group is set on building a sense of civic responsibility among the city’s residents.
The group, formed six weeks ago but already boasting 8,000 members on social media, has initiated various activities regarding the ongoing water crisis, cleanliness, tree plantation, education and traffic.
In a meeting with legislators Dr Arif Alvi and Samar Ali Khan as well as Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) representatives on May 16, Mera Karachi members and Defence residents made their voices heard about the problems with the area’s water supply.
They complained that water tanker services had raised their prices from Rs3,000 to Rs9,000.
Those present at the meeting decided to build pressure on the government, CBC and other relevant authorities to find a sustainable solution for the acute water shortage.
They also decided to engage with the relevant officials to discover short-, medium- and long-term solutions for the residents’ issues.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2015.