KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Zaidi on Saturday said the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), district municipal corporations (DMCs) and other organizations would work collectively for cleanliness of the metropolis.
Talking to media, Ali Zaidi said the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) would supervise the cleanliness work. He said roads of Landhi and Korangi would also be cleaned while registration of volunteers would start from Sunday.
The minister said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government had ruined the most populous city of the country which was responsible for generating most of the revenue.
Celebrities and people in large number have announced to support the cleanliness campaign launched by Ali Zaidi, #LetsCleanKHI.
“Over 30 private companies, celebrities and around 10,000 volunteers have pledged their support for the campaign,” Zaidi said in a statement.
The main reason behind choking of sewerage lines during rains in Karachi was shopping bags among others, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had in a recent statement said adding that since the plastic bags were not biodegradable it created a mess. He had said when a tourist would see piles of garbage, he would never visit that place again.
Ali Zaidi has also said that stormwater drains in the city had become dumping ground because lack of proper channel for garbage collection. So, he said, they would first clean the drains and their surrounding areas in the first phase.
“We will clean stormwater drains first,” he said. He said help from the FWO was sought because of requirement of logistics.