Akhtar appeals DG Rangers to help clean Karachi

KARACHI: Mutahida Qaumi Moment’s (MQM) nominated mayor Wasim Akhtar, along with senior party officials, has started a Clean Karachi Campaign on Thursday, Aaj News reported.

According to the report, prominent party official including Member of National Assembly (MNA) and Member of Parliament Assembly (MPA) took to roads themselves to wipe out garbage and clean roads.

The campaign leader Wasim Akhtar also scratched off the political wall chalking including the ones favoring MQM.  Akhtar appealed to DG Ranger Bilal Akbar for help in bringing about clean Karachi.

The campaign has been seen in six area of the city, so far.

Meanwhile, there is a dispute on government vehicle usage as it is a government property which cannot be used without the permission of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

While talking to Local Body minister Jam Khan Shoro said to Aaj News that ‘no party will be allowed to hang their party flags on government vehicles’

He refuses to hand over the garbage collection vehicles as it is a government property. He said garbage collection is being monitored daily and Clean Karachi campaigners should handover garbage to the trucks.

“We welcome all parties to clean Karachi,” Shoro added, “but, we cannot allow them to take government property to their desired areas.”

Earlier this week, MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar said in a press conference that the party is launching a cleanliness campaign ‘I own Karachi’ from March 10 upon the instructions of Altaf Hussain.

The campaign will aim to clean the city including covering manholes, eradicating wall chalking and planting trees.