KMC admits to failure during Eid

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The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Monday admitted its failure to make proper sanitation during Eidul Azha as offal were left scattered in streets and arteries.

According to the spokesperson for the KMC, around 425,000 more sacrifices were made this year than the previous year, therefore all the estimates went wrong and the ditches dug for burying offal of sacrificial animals soon filled up which caused trouble. Later, more ditches were made on an emergency basis to meet the demand.

The spokesperson said KMC Administrator Sajjad Hussain Abbasi was on his heels for cleanliness all the Eid days.

According to details, arrangements were made for disposal of 1.5 million offal but 1.725 million sacrifices were made this year.

Abbasi said the civic organisations had worked more in fewer resources by lifting a record number of offal in the city.

“Those who were found negligent are being held accountable,” he said, adding, “The best they can do is to clean the city immediately during a cleanliness week.”

Earlier, the KMC administrator suspended the district Central municipal commissioner and chief sanitary inspector for bad sanitation. Taking strict notice of bad sanitation conditions in the district, he also issued a show-cause notice to the administrator of the DMC Central.

The administrator said the district central municipal administration was repeatedly warned for slow pace of offal lifting and disposal work but the administration failed to meet the set standards.