KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Monday admitted its failure to make proper sanitation during Eid-ul-Adha as offal were left scattered in streets and arteries because it ‘surpassed estimation’ they made.
“Around 425,000 more sacrifices were made this year than the previous one, therefore all the estimates went wrong and the ditches dug for burying offal of sacrificial animals soon filled up which caused trouble. Later, more ditches were made on emergency basis to meet the demand,” said KMC spokesperson.
He said Administrator KMC Sajjad Hussain Abbasi was on his heels for cleanliness all the Eid days in the city.
According to details of KMC release, arrangements were made for 1.5 m offal, however record sacrifices were made this year which were 1.725m.
Abbasi said the civic organizations has worked more in less resources by lifting record number of offal in the city.
“The people who were found negligent are being held accountable,” he said. “The best they can do is to clean the city immediately during cleanliness week,” he said.
Earlier, KMC administrator has suspended district Central municipal commissioner and chief sanitary inspector for bad sanitation in district Central. While taking strict notice of bad sanitation condition in district Central, he also issued show cause notice to the administrator of DMC Central.
He said the district central municipal administration was repeatedly warned for slow pace of offal lifting and disposal work but the concerned administration failed to meet the standard.
“As a result of this not only heaps of garbage and domestic waste were seen laid in the whole area but offal of sacrificial animals also lying there which caused trouble for citizens,” he said.