KARACHI: A federal government-initiated campaign to clean Karachi has begun from Sunday which claims to clean the city within two weeks before Eidul Adha.
Ali Zaidi, PTI Minister for Maritime Affairs said at the launch of the ‘Clean Karachi’ drive that the federal government wants to show that it is possible to clean the city.
“We want to clean-up [Karachi] and once and for all show that it is possible to clean this city,” he said.
Zaidi said that he hoped at least 15,000 volunteers would register with the campaign today then they would be divided into two teams according to the districts after which work would be done.
“In the first phase we are going to clear all storm drains in the city,” he said. “I have very clear directives from PM Imran Khan who said clean the city — whatever it takes.”
He appreciated Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and said that they would play an important role in the campaign with their expertise in this regard.
“The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporations (DMC), Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), trade associations and K-Electric have also extended their support for the drive,” Zaidi said
Waseem Akhtar, Mayor of Karachi spoke at the ceremony and said that cleaning up Karachi is beyond politics and everyone should stand together in this campaign.
“We are all trying to clean-up Karachi and that cleaning up the metropolis is beyond politics,” he said.
While criticising the Sindh government, the mayor said it was the responsibility of the government to clean nullahs and clear all clogged lines.
“Karachi gives Rs6billion. Where is Karachi’s money going?” he said.
Hunaid Lakhani’s “Chamakta Dhamakta Karachi” campaign took the initiative to clean Karachi and extends full support to the PTI government in making Karachi cleaner and greener.