The federal government-backed campaign to clean Karachi will kick-off in the metropolis today with the first target to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eid-ul-Azha.
Speaking to media, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said, the campaign will work in two phases. “In the first phase, 32 nullahs will be cleaned in Karachi, while garbage from all areas of the city would be lifted in the second phase.”
“The clean Karachi campaign will continue for two weeks,” the minister added.
He added, the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) would play an important role in the campaign and provide its expertise in this regard. “The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporations (DMC), Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), trade associations and K-Electric have also extended their support for the drive,” Zaidi said.
Zaidi further said hundreds of party supporters, citizens, as well as private entities, have asked him to include them in the "Clean Karachi" drive.
My Dear #Karachi... come and join YOUR campaign #LetsCleanKHI— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) August 3, 2019
Official launch & Volunteer Signups tomorrow!
Sunday, 4th august 2019
12 noon onwards at KPT Head Office, Near Tower Bridge Karachi!
Looking forward to welcome u all! pic.twitter.com/dr6VbIw0Up
Private companies, celebrities and volunteers have pledged their support for the campaign, he added. "To make the drive effective, camps would be set up at various points," Zaidi shared.
Volunteers would also create public awareness, he added.
The "Clean Karachi" camping will begin from 12 noon onwards at KPT Head Office, Near Tower Bridge.
Earlier this week, Zaidi had vowed that he will clean up Pakistan's commercial hub, Karachi, in just two weeks.
The minister had said they would remove garbage from the metropolis' six districts. The people of Karachi and the federal government, alongside FixIt founder and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) member of the National Assembly (MNA), Alamgir Khan, would clean the city, Zaidi has said.