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Ali Zaidi launches Clean Karachi campaign

Ali Zaidi launches Clean Karachi campaign
August 4, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi launched the Clean Karachi campaign on Sunday, saying that the federal government wanted to show that it was possible to clean the city. Addressing a launching ceremony, the minister said that the federal government-initiated campaign to clean the metropolis — the first target being to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eidul Azha. “We want to clean-up city and once and for all show that it is possible to clean this city. Let us bring the waste to zero and then you can maintain it, send less money to Dubai and maintain the city,” the minister said. Ali Zaidi said that he hoped at least 15,000 volunteers would register with the campaign today. Following registration, he said the volunteers would be divided into districts after which work would be done by two teams. Zaid thanked the Pakistan Army for deploying Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) forces for the campaign, adding that the 'Clean Karachi' drive would take place in two phases. On the occasion, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that Karachi has not received the resources it deserves. “Where does revenue collected from taxes in Karachi go? Does it go to Larkana?” Akhtar asked. “I am fed up,” he said, adding that he had written a letter to Zaidi regarding the matter. He thanked the federal minister and Prime Minister Imran Khan for launching the campaign and requested that all parties stay above politics while working on it.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vPTSFInBWk Earlier, Ali Haider Zaidi vowed to remove garbage from all nullahs in the metropolis till August 14 and directed to all party supporters, citizens as well as volunteers to reach at KPT building. He said that 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 minister 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.” He explained that the Private organizations, celebrities and volunteers have pledged their support for the campaign.  Earlier, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi vowed to complete cleanliness drive in Karachi till August 14. In a statement, the minister said that Pakistan’s most populous city Karachi where country generating huge revenue was badly ignored by former Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) government. Meanwhile, the minister assured that before the August 14, cleanliness drive in Karachi would be completed with the joint efforts of its citizens. He also announced to take a part in the cleanliness campaign.