ISLAMABAD: The polluted nullahs in various sectors of federal capital pose health problems due to the negligence of the authorities concerned.
These nullahs are not only creating hurdles for smooth flow of rainwater but also causing bad smell in the vicinities.
Nullahs have become dumping sites owing to negligence on the part of civic body particularly Sanitation Directorate.
“The concerned department which collects debris from such sites are not contributing their efforts,” said Umar Hayat a resident of G-7.
Another resident Muhammad Ali said that slum dwellers and residents of nearby localities are throwing waste into the nullahs.
Concerned authorities have never devised any law to curtail the residents such activities to keep the city clean and green.
The garbage heaps pose threat to health of the slum dwellers and the people inhabited in the areas living near slums.
When contacted Capital Development Authority, Director Sanitation Sardar Khan, he claimed that the civic body has already cleaned all the nullahs, adding that “it is not in my knowledge that there is garbage waste in the nullahs.
He appealed to the people living close to Nullahs to avoid throwing garbage into Nullahs to protect the environment.
Dr Sannat Ullah Khan a local medical practitioner said that bad smell can cause different diseases including malaria.
He said residents of surrounding areas should take safety measures to avoid diseases.