Sindh govt. backs Mayor’s cleanliness drive

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Murad Ali Shah reviewing Rs10bn Karachi package has directed his divisional administration/district administration to support the 100-day cleanliness drive launched by Mayor Karachi.

“This city belongs to each and every one of us, therefore setting aside politics we must support the mayor and make the city clean.”

The review meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, ACS (Dev) M. Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Naveed Kamran Baloch, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, PD Karachi Package Niaz Soomro and his team members and other concerned officers.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the DMCs have enough funds, machinery and other sources to lift garbage and clean their respective areas. But, “I am sorry to say that they have not taken so much interest they should have to,” he said and added that the people of Karachi were looking to him and making him appeals for cleanliness. He directed Minister local government to have meeting with newly elected chairmen of DMCs and KMC mayor and concerned officers and mobilize them to clean the city.

He directed commissioner Karachi to activate his deputy commissioners also. “This is our collective responsibility to clean the city until the mechanical sweeping system takes place by first week of January 2017,” he said.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that there was an unnecessary hue and cry for powers.

“You have enough powers just start your work and serve the people of this city who have given you mandate,” he urged the concerned elected people and directed divisional administration and all the concerned Sindh government department to own the cleanliness drive the mayor has started. “Our collective objective is to give relief to the people of tis city. I have started focusing the development of this city and you all help him (mayor) to clean the city,” he issued categorical orders.

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