Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah issued a warned for sealing shops and buildings if its occupants are found littering the city’s streets and roads, a news source reported. The CM issued the warning while chairing a review meeting for the ongoing Karachi cleanliness drive on Wednesday.
CM Shah said that there were several commercial areas in the South district. Stating that people should follow the rule of not littering the roads, he added that he would seal the buildings if he found garbage or debris on the connecting roads in front of any building. He directed the shopkeepers to place dustbins outside their premises. He added that otherwise, he would order the relevant authorities to seal those shops.
During the meeting, the CM also gave instructions on the removal of encroachments and the plantation of trees. He also directed officials concerned to clear the Union Council (UC)-31 Gadap from garbage. He said that all UC chairmen should ensure to maintain cleanliness in areas already cleared.
The CM instructed that all deputy commissioners (DCs) should work on speeding up the garbage disposal process on a priority basis. He also directed the DC South to initiate a tree plantation drive and speed up the process of improving the sewerage water system.
Shah ordered the authorities to construct 280 garbage transfer stations in Korangi, and water board authorities to repair gutters.
Meanwhile, the DC East briefed the CM about the progress of the cleanliness drive. He said that they have lifted 90% of the garbage from different areas. He added that about 50,000 tons to 62,000 tons of garbage was shifted to landfill sites.
CM Shah directed the provincial ministers to monitor the ongoing cleanliness efforts in different areas during the campaign.