KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday rued the “political games” being played over the mounting garbage issue in Karachi, holding the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pak Sarzameen Party and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf responsible for the “three-way” fight.
Speaking to media in Thatta, the chief minister said politics had started over the problem, while the city of over 20 million continued to suffer.
“MQM and PSP are fighting over the garbage issue, a new political [game] has started over it and the PTI has joined in too,” Shah said.
He pointed out that the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board had been established when the metropolis produced 4,000 tons of waste.
He said that he has asked the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to use fumigation to kill the flies, which he said have turned out in massive numbers due to the presence of garbage heaps by the roads.