Saifullah Kashmiri, a man on a mission to clean Pakistan
Pakistan generates about 48.5 million tons of solid waste a year, which has been increasing more than 2 percent annually. Like other developing countries, Pakistan lacks waste management infrastructure, creating serious environmental problems.
People witness heaps of trash in every street of every city of Pakistan. Lack of awareness in citizens and ignorance of authorities are the main reason the garbage lies in the open. But there are people who are trying to restore country’s beauty by cleaning it themselves and Saifullah Kahsmiri is one of them.
Saifullah,a 42-year-old motorcyclist is on a solo mission to clean up Pakistan and hopes that his actions could bring change in Pakistan and its people. He has been on the roads since 1993 and would travel to different parts of the country to admire its beauty and that is when he started to notice how people are trashing the country. He would pick up trash in front of people in order to send a silent message and encourage awareness about cleanliness.
Before traveling to any city, Saifullah posts details on his Facebook page. Through this, he manages to get volunteers of the region to help him collect trash. They are told to bring their own gloves and plastic bags
Saifullah Kashmiri is now travelling the country from Khunjerab to Gwadar on his bike, initiating clean up drives along the way. Recently, he wrapped up a clean up drive in Rattigali Lake.