I am responsible for cleaning up Karachi: CM Murad

Px30-036 KARACHI: Dec30 - Kids playing cricket near garbage dumped in a park in Azizabad which is a matter of concern for local authority. ONLINE PHOTO by Syed Asif Ali

Sindh Chief Minister, Murad Ali Shah, said on Sunday that he was responsible for clearing Karachi of garbage dumps. He made these remarks while he visited different areas of the metropolis and reviewed development work underway.

Speaking to the media, Murad said he felt for the whole of the Sindh province and wanted development work to be completed before the next election. He said the provincial government has started five development projects in the city.

Asked why he was not accompanied by Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar during his visit today, Murad Ali Shah admitted it was a mistake not to bring him along. He said he would request the mayor to accompany him in his upcoming visits.

The chief minister said work would also be done in relation to the peace and security situation of Karachi.

Murad said work on water projects would be completed in four months while six big projects to repair roads in the province have been started.

He estimated that Karachi’s population was in excess of 20 million but said an exact figure would be known once a census has been conducted. He added that Sindh Solid Waste Management Board has been formed to resolve the garbage dumping problem. He pledged support for the local bodies to help in cleanup efforts.