We all deserve clean beaches

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/12062007119-thumb.jpgWhile on one hand we as common people can’t really do much when dead fish show up on our beaches, but on the other hand there is a lot that we can do to keep our beaches clean. For starters, keep a bag with you to keep all your trash in. How would you feel if people visiting your home threw trash all around your house? You would probably throw them out, right? So when you visit the beach and enjoy the corn and drink and other stuff, it’s very rude to just throw it at the beach. The least you can do is feed the trash can.

7 Comments so far

  1. NED (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 1:43 am

    Hate to say that but I gotta agree with you 100%. I believe most people who trash the beaches are not reading this blog…maybe we should have a guard to someone to enforce beach cleanliness…just a thought!

  2. Imran (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 2:24 am

    We deserve clean beaches, clean streets and a clean city – like all civilized communities of the World. I wish that day is not too far when we Karachiites would also be counted among these communities.

    But when you see adults rolling down the windows of their BMWs and Mercs and throwing their litter in urban places …… what can one do?

    WHERE DOES ONE START a discussion on civic sense & public manners, when the privileged & (supposedly) educated section of your society behave like villagers? What is the DIFFERENCE?

  3. M SaeedUr Rahman (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 2:45 am

    Best solution will be to do what we do in Singapore.Fine 5000 rupees for people that thrash or have them do community work where they wear a bib that says “I thrash so I am cleaning the street”

  4. SS (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 4:29 am

    M SaeedUr Rahman has an excellent Idea, but 5000 fine is not resonable, amount should not be fixed, 5000 to some poor (ignorant) person is saving of a life time as compare to some rich bastard 5000 may be like 5 rupees or less. Community service is no doubt an excellent idea. But remember if this becomes law then it will open the doors for rishwat khor police and another way of earning khancha.

  5. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 10:19 am

    You need to educate people. There is no other way to stop that. And also please provide lot of trash cans so that people have places to dispose the trash.

  6. M SaeedUr Rahman (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    Excellent point from Mr Obi Wan Kenobi.We should eductae people and have more thrash cans.Also unless we as people chnage our attitude and start taking more positive actions in our daily life we cant progress very far.Specially the educated and so called well to do folks should become a good example by picking up thrash and disposing it off properly.There can be beach cleaning day once a week where volunteers can show up.Someone needs to do that.Through our foundation (www.oneummah.com) we are helping 10,s of thousands of people educated in six countries in the world.
    Talking about darkness doesnt help we have to turn the light switch on.That means do what you can to make a difference.We need the Bill Gates of Pakistan to stand up and make the difference.
    Our rich folks are more focused on the size of plot they live in versus the difference they can make for the society at large.Lets change the attitude considering we are #12th failed in the world and top three Bekhari beggar nation in the world we need to change now.Cant fall down from the basement;;;

  7. Salman A. (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

    This is where we stand. A much needed reality check for all of us:

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