KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Malik Shehzad Awan on Wednesday said the media reports about ‘Clean Karachi Campaign’ were baseless.
He asked media to stop concocting stories about ‘Clean Karachi Campaign’. He said he was thankful to Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi and MNA Attaullah for cleanliness in Baldia Town. He said the ‘Clean Karachi’ campaign will be restored in full capacity after Muharram.
According to a media report, heaps of garbage were getting accumulated as the campaign led by PTI leader Ali Zaidi had been stopped because of Muharram ul Haram. The staff working on different rainwater drains had gone absent.
The PTI leader said that the ‘Clean Karachi’ campaign will focus on mosques and imambargahs during Muharram days. He claimed that tons of garbage had been lifted under this campaign, thus people were relieved to a great extent.
He said diseases were spreading because of mounds of trash in the megalopolis.
On August 21, former mayor Karachi and Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal had held Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar responsible for filth in Karachi.
On behalf of his party, Mustafa Kamal had demanded from the government to place Waseem Akhtar’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL) so that he could not flee and be held accountable. He had blamed the incumbent mayor of money embezzlement and said huge amount of money could be recovered from him.
“The city government still has this much funds that it could maintain parks, lift garbage and clean rainwater drains. The mayor lies that he does not has money,” he had said while addressing a press conference flanked by other PSP leaders including Anees Qaim Khani and Arshad Vohra in Karachi.
The ex-mayor had said a good work could be done in the amount of funds currently held by the city government.