CDA to hold anti-litter awareness camps


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will arrange anti-litter camps next month to raise awareness among the residents of the katchi abadis to ensure cleanliness.
Brochures, pamphlets and booklets highlighting the importance of cleanliness will be distributed among residents of the katchi abadis in sectors G-7 and G-8 among others.
Talking to APP on Saturday, Sanitation Director Captain (r) Muhammad Faiz said fines had been imposed on over 600 residents for violating anti-littering laws in the recent past to discourage others from littering.
He said under Section 5(29) of the CDA Environmental Protection Regulations 2008, which was implemented three months ago, people violating the anti-littering law could be fined up to Rs 300 on the spot. The Sanitation Directorate deputed a task force in sectors F-6, F-7, F-10 and F-11 and imposed fines during the third phase of the ongoing anti-litter drive.
A publicity campaign was also initiated in April during which, banners, pamphlets and messages on LCDs were used to educate the public. Capt Faiz said the fines were imposed to discourage littering and raise awareness among the people as the city could not be kept clean without the cooperation of the residents. “The residents of the city must join hands with the CDA to make it an exemplary city. It is their social responsibility to protect the environment,” he said.
All the markets were provided colourful dustbins and solid-waste from different sectors and avenues was also shifted to the disposal site. Awareness material was distributed in schools, markets and in passengers vans. Capt Faiz said 17 sectors were being covered under the campaign and various zones comprising of four to five sectors were made. He stated that 50 percent of the fine amount will be given to the sanitary officials, who will issue challans to people on violation of regulations and defacing the city.