Job well done: Civic agency’s cleanliness drive pays off

The cleanliness operation was supervised by CDA Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi

Our Correspondent September 27, 2015
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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) ensured quick disposal of waste during the Eid holidays by establishing a dedicated helpline at its sanitation directorate enabling residents to register complaints.   

A press release issued on Sunday said working on the directions of CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal, the authority launched a successful cleanliness operation on the eve of Eidul Azha. The workers of the sanitation directorate collected and disposed of more than 52,000 remains of sacrificial animals.

Over 2,000 sanitary workers and supervisory staff were deployed for the operation while over 100 vehicles from other directorates were participating in cleanliness operations across the city.

As many as 35 deep ditches and trenches were dug up at 18 different locations including final disposal site in Sector I-12 throughout the city to dispose of animal waste by sanitary workers of CDA. The cleanliness operation was supervised by CDA Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi.

Leaves of entire the staff of sanitation directorate were cancelled to complete the herculean task, said the press release.

Beside, staff of the environment wing, emergency and disaster management and other formations of the authority assisted the operation in close coordination. Each and every street of all sectors of Islamabad got cleaned by workers of the sanitation directorate, the statement claimed.

Moreover, the special complaint cell received 150 calls seeking help for disposal of remains of sacrificial animals. During the special cleanliness drive, pamphlets were also distributed among residents and banners inscribed with literature were displayed at various locations of the city for public awareness.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2015.


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