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Residents of Islamabad will be penalised for dumping trash, says deputy commissioner

March 1, 2019
Residents of Islamabad will be penalised for dumping trash, says deputy commissioner

Assistant commissioners have been given magisterial powers to curb pollution

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The Islamabad chief commissioner wants residents to stop dumping their trash. To stop this he has granted magisterial powers to assistant commissioners.

The Islamabad deputy commissioner says that any person who is found throwing rubbish outside their house or car or on the streets will be fined.

The city administration is gearing up for more cleanliness drives throughout the city and residents have been asked to report any person who dumps rubbish.

To handle this, the chief commissioner granted all assistant commissioners in the city and the secretary of the transport authority magisterial powers on February 26.

Related: Men open fire during an anti-encroachment drive in Islamabad

The Saddar assistant commissioner, rural assistant commissioner, city assistant commissioner, Potohar assistant commissioner, industrial area assistant commissioner and secretary of the Islamabad Transport Authority have all been given powers under the Municipal Administration Ordinance, West Pakistan Pure Food Ordinance, Pure Food Ordinance, Islamabad (Preservation of Landscape) Ordinance, Civil Defence Act, Civil Defence (Special Powers) Rules, Forest Act, Islamabad Wildlife (Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management) Ordinance and additional collector for the recovery of CDA dues under the Land Revenue Act and Section 49 of the CDA Ordinance.

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21 Comments

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    Nasir   March 1, 2019 3:18 pm/ Reply

    Where can i register a complaint? Any online portal?

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    Zafar   March 1, 2019 3:58 pm/ Reply

    Thanks God, civil authority show concern on a very sensitive issue , May Allah give them the sense to implement it in letter and sprit.
    What will be the mechanism to report, it should be brought in to the notice of the public.

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    MUHAMMAD AYUB   March 1, 2019 3:59 pm/ Reply

    It is quite excellent decion
    Please also ban use of Mobile by Trafic Wardens when on Active Duty

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    Mrs.kamran   March 1, 2019 4:51 pm/ Reply

    Please do consider river garden and soan garden socities near soan river where it is hard to even respire.

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    Qurratul Ain Ayesha Adv   March 1, 2019 5:46 pm/ Reply

    Welldone DC sb
    You spoke my mind

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    Safdar   March 1, 2019 7:58 pm/ Reply

    Please also intruct the garbage collectors to collect on daily bases from the residents specialy in the I 9 and I 10 sectors.

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    Abdul Haqq   March 1, 2019 9:00 pm/ Reply

    When I first arrived in Islamabad 5 years ago, I wanted to throw out the rubbish but couldn’t find any garbage bins along the street. I had to take it home and dumped it in a big bin near my home! Now 5 years on, I still can’t throw out rubbish because there’s still hardly any bins around in public places!
    Where do you suggest we chuck out the garbage if there’s no bins provided?
    I notice that most Pakistanis lack disciplines and consideration regarding littering garbage. Children and adults are the same, litter rubbish along the streets, they must be educated at home and school since childhood! Adopt the disciplinary conscience of the Japanese, then your country will have clean and lovely environments!

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    Mr Shahid   March 1, 2019 9:22 pm/ Reply

    G. 13 sector has no proper waste bins. All garbage is dumped outside on road due to broken dustbins

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    Saad ur Rehaman   March 1, 2019 10:40 pm/ Reply

    Really appreciate this step! I’ve been thinking abt it for a long time and finally it’s here. Btw, where are we supposed to register our complaints…!?

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    Sawar   March 2, 2019 8:08 am/ Reply

    There are so many laws but no implementation. Hence it will be unchanged

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    Noor   March 2, 2019 9:18 am/ Reply

    Use Pakistani Citizen Portal for complaint, one of the quick and incredible service for Pakistanis.

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    Zainab   March 2, 2019 10:35 am/ Reply

    How will this be implemented?

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    Muhammad   March 2, 2019 3:53 pm/ Reply

    Please just visit Main margalla road towards E.11 /1
    Golra Shareef
    G 11/1
    Al-Meher colony
    Gulshan-e-Khudadaad

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    FAZAL Hussain   March 2, 2019 5:08 pm/ Reply

    It is very good decision. It should be implemented in all areas, cities and suburbs.

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    Hassan   March 2, 2019 9:06 pm/ Reply

    Although in G-13 the trash collectors collect trash from houses, but due to lake of proper bins they themselves chuck it on open grounds.
    Another issue is related to the deprived children of our society, who usually tear open the garbage bags for the search of recyclable items.

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    Noor ul Sabah   March 2, 2019 11:39 pm/ Reply

    Appreciated the much needed decision and looking forward to see the successful execution.

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    Hammad   March 3, 2019 2:22 am/ Reply

    Great Initiative

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    M L M Nadeem   March 3, 2019 3:55 am/ Reply

    Good try to keep Islamabad near and clean to implement this decision surprised visit should be taken by concern officials to get better results Nadeemnoul@gmail.com
    Nadeem Noul

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    Jandool Khan   March 3, 2019 11:53 am/ Reply

    Please visit the nearby area of PTCL Exchange Tarlai and Imam Bargah on Ghazi Shah Imam Road, Tarlai Kalan, Islamabad.

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    Nighat Shah   March 5, 2019 2:19 pm/ Reply

    Very Good decision. What is the fine ? What arrangement has been made by the authorities for disposal of trash by residents? CDA may consider deputing personnel to collect trash from each house every morning or place bins for the purpose, after every 2/3 houses. Scavengers opening trash bags and littering in search for discarded items to sell, need to be checked ASAP.

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    I.Khan   March 6, 2019 10:29 am/ Reply

    very good decision

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