OUR citizens often experience an unpleasant and unhealthy environment with huge garbage dumps in most cities of Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi. The situation is also highly unethical.

Till now no measures have been taken to shift such garbage dumps from posh localities and market places to the outskirts of cities.

This should be done on an urgent basis as it is the responsibility of the respective municipalities of each city.

These garbage dumps provide a source for various diseases and, therefore, require the immediate attention of the authorities concerned.

The City Government and Karachi Municipality Corporation (KMC) are requested to shift the huge garbage dumps located on Sir Syed Road, PECHS – III (close to the junction of Tariq Road and Sir Syed Road).

Since both Tariq Road and Sir Syed Road are conjested areas with important shopping centres, the presence of huge garbage dumps is highly objectionable and they need to be shifted immediately to a more suitable location.

This will provide people living in these localities as well as shoppers with a pleasant environment.

Dr S. I. AHMED Karachi

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September 9, 2012 5:02 am
Asian countries are destined for unhealthy, unhygienic conditions. People are least bothered about the surroundings and its not alone with Pakistan and countries around in the subcontinent fall in the brigade.
Sadia Wali
September 9, 2012 9:06 pm
Sadia Wali Karachi Dr.S.I.Ahmed you have raised your voice towards one of the important problem our city is facing. It is really true that garbage waste is a great threat to our health.Terrible epidemics that rage in Pakistan are primarily caused by filthy and insanitary conditions of life..I believe that merely government 's efforts cannot solve any problem unless people individually and collectively play a significant part.It is essential that everyone of us must feel his responsibilty of keeping the city clean.There is a great need to arouse civic sense in people regarding making our surrounding neat and clean. as it is rightly said Cleanliness is necessary for good health.
September 9, 2012 5:33 am
Once people start paying taxes, a lot of good work can happen. But until Govt. has the resources, we can all wish good things, but they are unlikely to materialize. And people won't start paying taxes unless a respectable political leadership takes over the governance of the country.
September 9, 2012 4:43 am
The City should be taking care of these things on its own without someone demanding it. Basic Necessities please.
Sadruddin Mitha
September 9, 2012 8:11 am
Garbage is real gold. It can be transformed into fertilizer or gas or power and it can change destiny of this poor country if permission is granted to lift this garbage to a site where it can be transferred into a utility like power, methane gas, or fertilizer. I am wondering as to a number of National Institutions over lapping each other have never made any initiative to seize this opportunity to turn garbage into power and rid the country of loadshedding and nusiance and health hazards. No govt is interested in such projects only they want instant results and commission or bribe. foreign direct investment in Pakistan is a history now. people are migrating to other safe places to save their future generations from blood bath currently going on in Karachi/Quetta and Peshawar. the country is no more safe, when judges are killed, ex income tax commissioners are killed, professors are killed, lawyers and doctors are targeted, who will come to Pakistan to invest. Govt is doing nothing but busy in perpetuating power for self interest only.
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