KARACHI: The federal government-backed campaign to clean Karachi kicked off in parts of the metropolis from today, with the first target to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eid-ul-Azha.
Speaking to media, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said the campaign will work in two phases. “In the first phase, 32 nullahs will be cleaned in Karachi, while garbage from all areas of the city would be lifted in the second phase.”
“The clean Karachi campaign will continue for two weeks,” the minister added.
The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) would play an important role in the campaign and provide its expertise in this regard. “The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporations (DMC), Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), trade associations and K-Electric have also extended their support for the drive,” Zaidi said.
Zaidi further said hundreds of party supporters, citizens, as well as private entities, have asked him to include them in the “Clean Karachi” drive.
Private companies, celebrities and volunteers have also pledged their support for the campaign.
The “Clean Karachi” initiative began from 12 noon onwards at KPT Head Office, Near Tower Bridge.
Zaidi has vowed to remove garbage from the metropolis’ six districts. The people of Karachi and the federal government, alongside FixIt founder and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) member of the National Assembly (MNA), Alamgir Khan, would clean the city, Zaidi shared.