Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday expressed his displeasure over heaps of garbage that have become a regular feature of Karachi’s cityscape and ordered relevant authorities to ensure that all trash are removed within the week, and expressing his displeasure over lack of sanitation and outbreak of garbage in the city of 20 million people.
The Chief Justice was visibly angry at the abysmal litter and unhygienic situation in the country’s economic hub and ordered for the entire city to be cleaned up within one week.
During court proceedings on metropolis’ water crisis, the CJP observed that Karachi’s cleanliness situation has deteriorated with time. “I don’t know how but clean the city. I don’t want to see trash on streets of Karachi anymore,” he observed.
Moreover, CJP observed that awareness should be created among people as to where the garbage should be disposed.
City mayor Waseem Akhtar told the court cleaning trash from the city will take at least 10 years, adding that there is a lot of trash in all districts of Karachi. “The city has been destroyed, the Sindh government keeps all revenue from tax with itself.”
Over this, the CJP pointed out that Akhtar was voted in by the people of the city. “Leave the government and serve people,” he remarked, advising the mayor to collect funds if he must, to clean the city.
In an unrelated note, dead bodies of three infants were recovered from a garbage dump in the megacity.
The dead bodies were recovered from a garbage dump located near Taj Medical Complex at M.A. Jinnah Road.
Bodies of the infants were shifted to a nearby hospital by volunteers.
Police are looking into the matter to ascertain who had dumped the infants’ bodies. Residents of the locality are being questioned in this regard.