The popular ‘Clean Karachi’ campaign kicked off here on Sunday and will continue for next two weeks. The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) will look after the arrangement and supervise the funding of the campaign.
The city will have a new look on August 14 because the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) which secured most of its national as well provincial assembly seats from the metropolis, pledges to remove its garbage and dirt from its nullahs, streets and roads in just two weeks.
Briefing the media about the drive, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, the federal minister for Maritime Affairs, said that Karachi has total 38 nullahs, including 13 major, and all directly flow into the sea. He said that encroachment on them would be removed if needed during the ‘Clean Karachi’ initiative.
The PTI leader asked Sindh government to immediately impose ban on the use of plastic bags across the province.
Ali Zaidi confirmed that he was in the city on the directives of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. “We are here for the support,” he said, adding that the initiative aimed to clean the city before the rains hit Karachi again.
The federal minister appealed to the occupants living on nullahs to voluntarily vacate the space, pledging that the government to provide them houses in the Pakistan Scheme residential project.