KARACHI: Taking notice of poor sanitation situation in parts of the city, Commissioner Syed Hasan Naqvi on Friday directed the deputy commissioners to monitor and improve the condition.

During his visit to different parts of the city, he also observed absence of sanitation staff in district South and asked the Sindh Solid Waste Management (SSWM) to ensure the presence of staff for the cleanliness of the city.

Following the commissioner’s visit, as many as 511 absent sanitation workers were called and deployed for cleaning the streets in district South.

SSWMB Managing Director Imtiaz Ali Shah briefed the commissioner about the garbage disposal and cleanliness system in the city and said that as many as 1,200 sanitation staff were deployed in district South, but most of them were absent due to Eid holidays.

He told the commissioner that on the third day of Eid, 856 sweepers participated in the work and a total of 750 tonne of garbage had been removed from parts of the district.

The commissioner also visited Lea Market, Jail Chowrangi, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Garden and Defense Housing Authority, and inspected the garbage removal process.

He also instructed to complete cleanliness work in the Light House nullah and Lea Market in three days.

Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2024

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