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Trash piles up in Karachi’s Fatima Jinnah Colony

We have no resources, says District Central chairperson

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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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New Safa Pekhawar app for Peshawar garbage, sewage problems

Call 1334 if street drains clogged or garbage piles up

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The residents of Karachi could learn a lesson from the Chinese on how to keep their city clean

A group of Chinese nationals were seen picking up garbage at Hilal Park in DHA

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The government is finally cleaning 38 storm water drains in Karachi

The government is finally cleaning storm water drains in Karachi. Work began on Wednesday. According to the city’s mayor, Wasim Akhtar, the drains haven’t been cleaned in 10 years. He said this is the first time the money is being properly utilised and challenged people to go inspect the drains themselves. The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation…

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Gujranwala: City of wrestlers or garbage heaps?

Gujranwala is known as ‘the city of wrestlers’, but nowadays the heaps of garbage are turning it into a town of trash. The city, considered a PML-N stronghold, is now bracing itself for tough competition with the PTI. Gujranwala is represented by six National Assembly seats and 14 provincial assembly seats. SAMAA TV’s anchorperson Kiran…

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Half of your glass of milk might just be garbage

We hear these cows crying at night as they keep eating garbage, says a guard stationed near a garbage dump in Karachi’s North Nazimabad. Muhammad Ilyas, a cattle herder, brings his cows to this dump every day. “I bring them here so they can have a walk,” he says. “It’s good for their health.” He…

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How rallies are eating up the beautiful Minar-e-Pakistan park

The government built the beautiful Greater Iqbal Park one-and-a-half years ago. Thanks to rallies of every other party, the park has become a garbage dump. “We thought the park would be beautified further,” said one man. “But it’s becoming worse with each passing day.” Another said that the government should dedicate a separate space for…

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Shocking disclosure about the cop who recovered Zainab’s body from garbage heap

The uncle of Zainab, while speaking at Samaa’s talk-show “Nadeem Malik Live” has made a shocking disclosure. He said that DPO Kasur asked Zainab’s family to pay a reward of Rs.10,000 to the policeman who recovered the body. Zainab Ansari’s death sparked widespread protests across the country after she was found dead on Wednesday in…

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The Headlines We Make

Every morning I like to pursue world news while having my breakfast. I either read the newspaper or just scroll through headlines on my smartphone while sipping my hot mug of tea. But recently this activity has started making me feel depressed. Whether you read about Kashmir or Palestine, Yemen or Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan,…

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Quetta explosion injures three boys

QUETTA: At least three boys were injured in a blast at Zarghoon Road area of the provincial capital here on Friday. According to police sources, the blast was occurred when the victims were near the garbage, leaving three boys injured on the spot. The injured were rushed to civil hospital where the victims were identified…

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Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills at least 15

COLOMBO: The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 15 Saturday, officials said, with the disaster destroying 145 homes. Soysa said a total of 21 people were brought to the hospital from Kolonnawa, where the 300-foot (91-metre) high rubbish dump crashed on homes. “We remain on standby, some people…

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Good news for Karachi

There is a reason for people of Karachi to be happy as they will soon be rid of heaps of garbage. Curious to know more? Watch this video report by Munis Ahmed.

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Imran Khan announces anti-PPP demos in Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced Sindh-wide rallies and processions against the corruption of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) right after the Supreme Court rules on Panamagate scandal case. Imran Khan will raise voice over the corruption, garbage heaps and other problems rampant in the province during the coming visit. Imran Khan has directed…

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Chinese company to lift garbage in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Local Bodies Jam Khan Shoro has said that Chinese company will start work on solid waste management in south and east districts of Karachi at the end of this month. In a statement , he said that first consignment of machinery and vehicles has reached at the port and second consignment…

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Qurbani After-Effects; Enough to Kill Us

  Post Eid-ul-Azha days are very difficult to step out of home; I feel nauseating  and suffocated whenever I come out of my home and go through the streets to reach the bus stop. Like me there would be others for sure; beleaguered by the after-effects of Eid-ul-Azha the same way. When this holy ritual…

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Time to give relief to Karachiites: Sindh CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that people of Karachi have suffered a lot, come time at the hands of target killers and sometimes at the hands of terrorists and now when law and order has been restored the lifting of garbage has become a big challenge. “The Karachiites, including myself…

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PM Nawaz’s constituency reeks of neglect

Voters from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s constituency  complain of the hike in crime and heaps of garbage in NA-120 in Lahore, saying it doesn’t look like the PM belongs to this area. For more on the PM’s constituency, watch this report…

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‘Fix It’ campaigner arrested

KARACHI: Police on Thursday arrested Alamgir Khan, a Karachi-based activist who gained media attention through his social media campaign #FixIt, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, Khan drove a tractor loaded with waste to dump the garbage outside Sindh Assembly building. However, police foiled his attempt by arresting the campaigner. Also read: Alamgir begins ‘Kachra…

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“Garbage City” in Karachi

Watch how the city administration of Karachi has turned a part of Surjani Town into “Garbage City”.

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