Actions speak louder than words!

said our (beloved?) city nazim, Mustafa Kamal at a press conference at Bagh-e-Jinnah, while unveiling new garbage removal machinery which will be given to all the towns to clean themselves up.

And people wonder why i’m such a big fan of both the Nazim and the President.

Nazim said after the privatization of garbage collection to towns, City Government has taken the responsibility of cleaning 19 corridors of the city. This amounts to 38 roads of Karachi and they are all dual carriageways.

Now the towns will be asked to shift to inner lanes and streets while the Municipal Services Department will maintain cleanliness of the whole of Karachi, with the help of these machines, stated the nazim.

Long live devolution of power and responsiblities.

I call upon the readers to provide us with real life stories about how this cleanliness drive affected your area.

Source: The News

7 Comments so far

  1. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    tut tutt :(, the poor Nazim is not being allowed to carry out his wishes.

    Garbage removal machinery? Meh!.

    What we need is one of those Mechanical Diggers.

    Like the one SHREDDER had in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!! :D.

    w/e a gov gets toppled & need to run, they can just pull a TMNT on us! :P.

    back to the topic, Are these the new garbage trucks that the Gov had ordered. Supposed to be larger & more efficent than the ones currently on road.

    Or is it something like the Road cleaning machines this gov had bought earlier?

    (Btw does anyone even see those things on the road anymore??)

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

    Green garbage trucks no no have not seen any yet. May be those are under allocation of towns and they may be short on man power to deploy them onroad. (give them a chance of doubt)

    Yes ofcourse i see few sweepers doing jharoo on street every morning gathering kutchra at one point leaving it for truck to come and collect. Truck which never turns up and later in the day some passer by throw cigratte in it and that kutchra turns into ashes. This is HALF Good.

    Yes domestic garbage collection is happening for a while and they ring bell collect the bags regularly. This is ONE Good,

    YES every month we get a form from town nazim asking for input How Things are – if we are happy or not and what are our greivences., and how we can participate with them on improvment In person or in material. NO cash is demanded YET.

    I don’t know if thats preparation of database for next elections or if they really wish some comfort for the people.

  3. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    Good to hear things are improving in your parts.

    The “Human” sweepers were always there, i was inquiring about the road sweeping machines the CDGK had imported. The one’s we saw early mornings on Shara-e-Faisal & they were meant to spread to 8 other towns/locales.
    Are those still in operation?

    & yeah, the garbage collectors do do a good job, ive even seen them come to some locales twice a day!.

    Domestic Garbage collection!? :|. Where do u live?

    Great that the local admin is taking your inputs & as long as there is continued improvement, Kudo’s to them.

  4. zeeshan syed (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    I see those “road washing machines” ever now and then but not as often as I used to!

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 8:34 pm

    the fleet of those green trucks were all lined up out side governor house other day… governor must have been getting his photograph taken beside each n every one of `em… or maybe they thought the first they should take care of garbage at governor house then think of rest of the city…

  6. pkhan (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:49 am

    They deserve all the appreciation for trying to do a good job but people need to know where to throw the garbage. its not the city govt who is creating the garbage its people like us who do not try keeping things clean and tidy.

  7. wasiq (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 3:46 am


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