KARACHI: The federal government-backed campaign to clean Karachi commenced in parts of the metropolis from Monday, with the first target to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eid-ul-Azha.
Speaking to media, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said the campaign will work in two phases. “In the first phase, 32 nullahs will be cleaned in Karachi, while garbage from all areas of the city would be lifted in the second phase.”
The minister added, “the clean Karachi campaign will continue for two weeks.”
The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) would play a significant role in the campaign and provide its expertise in this regard. “The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporations (DMC), Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), trade associations and K-Electric have also extended their support for the drive,” Zaidi said.
Zaidi further said hundreds of party supporters, citizens, as well as private entities, pledged their support for the “Clean Karachi” drive.
Private companies, celebrities, and volunteers have also asked to be included in the campaign.
The “Clean Karachi” initiative began from 12 noon onwards at KPT Head Office, Near Tower Bridge.
Official launch & Volunteer Signups tomorrow!
Sunday, 4th august 2019
12 noon onwards at KPT Head Office, Near Tower Bridge Karachi!
Looking forward to welcome u all! pic.twitter.com/dr6VbIw0Up
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) August 3, 2019
Zaidi has undertaken to remove garbage from the metropolis’ six districts. The people of Karachi and the federal government, alongside FixIt founder and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) member of the National Assembly (MNA), Alamgir Khan, would clean the city, Zaidi shared.