KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday admitted that trash was not being lifted from Korangi district, but, he said, it was because of negligence of the local government’s department district municipal corporation and not due to the Sindh Solid Waste Management Authority.
Talking to media in Karachi, CM Murad Shah said there were six districts in the megalopolis and the SSWMA was taking care of three districts while the rest of the three districts, Korangi, Central and West, were looked after by their respective DMCs.
“We have dumped more than three lac ton garbage at the landfill site under the cleanliness campaign that was started on Sept 21,” he said adding that almost 80 percent of the trash was lifted from the districts where solid waste management was not working, because they required much more attention.
He said since he himself was not lifting the garbage so there might be difference in the weight told to him and the weight lifted in reality so he requested media to see veracity in the facts.
Murad Shah said Quaid-e-Azam did not dream of such Pakistan where unemployment was rampant.
Earlier on Oct 12, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah, in order to make the on-going cleanliness drive sustainable had directed local government department to seek proposal from the DMCs for undertaking door-to-door garbage collection through local contractors so that Sindh Solid Waste Management Authority may be assigned to collect from dustbins to onwards.
The chief minister after thorough discussion and deliberations concluded that the actual issue was door-to-door collection of garbage and throwing it into dustbin. He added that the DMCs were responsible for cleanliness work, therefore door-to-door collection of garbage may assigned to DMCs with the directives to outsource it (front-end garbage-lifting) and then monitor the contractors to keep their area neat and clean.