KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday reviewed sanitation situation while visiting areas CM House to City Court.
He departed from CM House early morning and on his way to City Court assessed the cleanliness status in DJ Science College. He also met the principal.
Later he went towards City Court and examined the hygienic conditions in the surrounding areas.
Municipal staff cleaned before the arrival of CM Sindh.
Security was beefed up in the City Court area and heavy contingent of police was deployed.
The lawyers were also informed of the arrival of CM Sindh an hour before but he went away without meeting them.
Murad Ali Shah had given an ultimatum to district municipal corporations to clear dumps within 48 hours amid Karachiites’ cleanliness woes, reported Monday.
The Chief Minister has ordered the authorities to take action while clearing them that he believes in completion of the tasks and not mere briefings about the progress.
Shah has warned that officials who fail to clear streets and roads of dumps would have to “go back to their homes.”
The ultimatum was given in an emergency meeting chaired by Shah in Sindh Secretariat during which the Chief Minister stated that there are around 2,400 vacancies of cleaners in southern district but 1,039 persons work on the ground.
Meanwhile, he also said that the locals would not be allowed to dump garbage in open grounds and officials concerned should declare places for people to dump waste.
Police would be held responsible if residents dispose off garbage in Malir canal and Qayyumabad’s grounds.
It should be mentioned here that ex-chief minister Qaim Ali Shah had given a three-day deadline to departments concerned for the same cause days before he was removed from the post.
The deadline was not paid heed to then and the metropolitan still struggles with cleanliness issues.
After former chief minister’s deadline expired and no progress was made, he attempted to justify the situation by saying that it was not possible to clear garbage in such a short time period.
Murad Ali Shah, ever since he replaced Qaim Ali, is being seen taking notice of different issues faced by the people.
Last week, after a monsoon shower inundated roads and streets troubling commuters, CM Murad personally inspected the situation.