Clean Karachi campaign to start from tomorrow: Ali Zaidi

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

03rd Aug, 2019. 09:53 pm
Ali Zaidi on clean karachi campaign

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has said that “Clean Karachi Campaign” to start from tomorrow.

The campaign will start with the collaboration with public, traders, KMC and DMC, Ali Zaidi added.

While addressing a press conference here on Saturday, federal minister said that contacts have been started with stake holders. First job is to cleaning of Nullahs.

From tomorrow registration of volunteers will start. Till 14th August all nullahs will be cleared, he said.

Ali Zaidi further said that before any more rains, nullahs will be cleared. The administration and funds oversight for this campaign will be under the supervision of FWO.

Federal minister has asked Sindh government to put a ban on plastic bags as well.

Previously, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi chaired a meeting held at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) office regarding the “Clean Karachi Campaign”.

According to the details, the preliminary outline of the Clean Karachi Campaign has been prepared.

In the meeting, 48 places have been identified for the campaign and 70 locations in the District South and east.

The meeting also considered the possibility that the duration of the Clean Karachi campaign would be extended by 2 weeks.

In the first phase of the campaign, major drains will be cleared in six districts while streets will be cleaned from litter in the second phase.

PTI members of National and Provincial Assemblies also attended the meeting including Aftab Siddiqui, Saima Nadeem, Ghazala Sadaf, Khurram Sher Zaman, Imran Shah, Raja Azhar, Shahzad Qureshi and Abbas Jafri.

Two-week cleanup campaign is being launched in Karachi under the special guidance of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Federal Minister Ali Zaidi is supervising the clean-up campaign, while more than 10,000 volunteers, political activists will take part in the campaign.

Political workers and public representatives will also participate in the cleaning drive.

Besides, other celebrities such as renowned playwright, Anwar Maqsood, and Pakistani music band, Strings, have also pledged their support for the drive, appealing to residents to support the minister for a clean Karachi.

The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Korangi Association of Trade and Industry, Federal B Area Association of Trade and Industry and other trade associations have also extended their support.

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