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Karachi to be fumigated against fly invasion

People are blaming piles of garbage

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 23, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Aug 23, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Karachi to be fumigated against fly invasion

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Why are there so many flies in Karachi? Everyone in the city has been asking this question after swarms of flies have invaded their cars, homes, and the streets.

Thick blankets of flies hover on fruits, meat and other eatables but vendors and shopkeepers have taken no precautionary measures. They blame the government for not removing garbage, and said that the recent rains and sacrificial animals’ remains have made the situation worse.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah instructed local authorities to fumigate the city as soon as possible. The chief minister’s orders were highlighted on SAMAA TV’s morning show Naya Din on Friday.

Shah arranged a meeting at 4pm on Friday regarding the garbage issue in the city, his adviser on law and environment Murtaza Wahab said in a tweet. The Karachi mayor, DMC chairmen, cantonment boards and other authorities have been invited.

The federal government began its ‘Let’s Clean Karachi’ campaign around two weeks ago and promised to remove garbage from the city’s drains. When it rains, these drains overflow and cause flooding in many areas.

Related: Watch: What’s going on with the Let’s Clean Karachi campaign?

But the campaign may not be as operating as smoothly as the government made it out to be. Garbage is reportedly being taken out of storm water drains and dumped in parks and on the streets.

Karachi is the country’s financial hub. It is a big city and cannot be cleaned in five or six days, said Maritime Affairs Ministers Ali Zaidi. The federal minister started the campaign on August 4.

“Rather than criticising us, people should help us identify areas with heaps of garbage,” he had said during an August 16 press conference.

“Our job was to start the movement and build pressure on the Sindh and local government,” Zaidi said. “We are not thinking about what will happen if we are not able to complete our campaign. Even if garbage is removed from 10 streets, then that’s an achievement too.”

If we are able to successfully execute this campaign then Karachi will become neat and clean, he remarked. “Only big decisions bring big success.”

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  1. Saeed Ahmed Siddiqui  August 23, 2019 2:08 pm/ Reply

    It’s good to have fumigation in Karachi to restrict tje fly breeding & prevent diseaes. But for God sake don’t make corruption in this project as usual. It is better to give responsibilty to some honest organisation without taking any commission.

  2. Sameer  August 23, 2019 4:24 pm/ Reply

    Flies come where garbage is. Remove garbage remove flies. If you cant do that, remove the garbage in Sindh Gov.

  3. Ahsan  August 23, 2019 4:25 pm/ Reply

    Peshawar bhe makhiyoon se bhar Gaya ha please do something serious

  4. adeyadeel  August 23, 2019 4:53 pm/ Reply

    haha. billion will be funded for project and hardly half million will be spent..if

  5. Bina Jawad Khan  August 23, 2019 11:32 pm/ Reply

    I wish Pak Army should be given this responsibility

    • Anonymous  August 24, 2019 9:26 am/ Reply

      Ab army ko bhi is kaam per laga do !!! Ek waqt aega jab army se kaha jaega karachi ka garbage waste saaf karo… phir log kahte hain “” democracy chahie..Dictator nahi “””

  6. Lubna khan  August 24, 2019 9:23 am/ Reply

    Where are KMC officials / waste management officials / Sindh govt officials / PTI or federal govt ??? After heaps of garbage wastes everywhere , now we are facing fly invasion everywhere is there anyone who will listen to our cries ???

  7. Syed Iqbal Hussain  August 24, 2019 10:19 am/ Reply

    CM orders to clean Karachi is highly appreciated.
    Union council in Gulshane Iqbal fumigated block-9
    By smoke without using pesticides as not a 1 PC result observed

  8. Naureen irshad  August 24, 2019 10:50 am/ Reply

    Must we throw all the garbage in front of houses of the selected MPAs

  9. Samreena  August 24, 2019 7:58 pm/ Reply

    Sindh government itself is a biggest trash bin in Karachi,infested by too many dirtiest flies. Not Karachi, the Sindh assembly needs fumigation. Remove the filth from the Sindh assembly first.

  10. Rocky  August 29, 2019 10:24 am/ Reply

    Ye to hona hi tha.. Eid time sacrifice krna jruri tha kya jab flood/ paani bhar gya tha har jgah.. bs wahi blood aur water mix ho kr jameen me gya h so this is the reason flies are coming and roaming everywhere.. soil is now mixture of blood and water..

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