Caretaker CM orders removal of garbage from city areas

KARACHI: Caretaker Chief Minister of Sindh Justice Retd Zahid Kurban Alavi on Friday presided over a high level meeting regarding transition arrangement in local government department, held at Chief Minister House.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Local Government Sindh Ali Ahmed Lund, Secretary Finance Sindh Sohail Rajput,
Principal Secretary to CM Naveed Kamran Baloch, Commissioner Karachi/Administrator KMC Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, Secretary Law Syed Ghulam Nabi Shah and others.

Caretaker Chief Minister Sindh directed the Commissioner/ Administrator to make Karachi a clean city and all garbage
be taken from various localities, streets and trade and commercial centers immediately. He said that Karachi is a cosmopolitan city, centre of business activities and providing jobs to people coming here from various parts of the country.Caretaker Chief Minister Sindh further directed that public is suffering as such the picking of Katchra be immediately started and sewerage disposal system be improved. He made it clear that he wants Karachi city a neat and clean else drastic action will be taken against negligent, careless and violating persons. He further directed Secretary Local Government to implement similar action in various towns, cites, UC’s etc through out the province of Sindh.

Justice Retd Zahid Kurban Alavi maintained that we all have to work jointly and for the purpose of healthy and hygtenic atmosphere, all out measures be adopted. He observed that it has been seen that sweeping staff take garbage from roads and keep in streets of various localities, and this tendency would not be allowed.

He said that transitional arrangements period may be allowed for 15days so that day to day affairs of local government bodies are solved, while officers could be declared as administrators to run the working. He further directed that Local Government department has to play important positive role, as such the transition system be completed within
15days and no further extension of period will be allowed. Caretaker Chief Minister further said that in case, the process is not implemented within 15days , a fresh case with recommendations be submitted before him. Earlier, Secretary Local Government, Secretary Finance, Commissioner Karachi/Administrator KMC and Secretary Law presented issues pertaining to
local Government system.

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