Garbage burning along Korangi Expressway continues

Burning of garbage along the Korangi Expressway continues despite repeated complaints by the residents of Qayyumabad and Akhtar Colony.

The citizens complained that Jamshed town officials burn solid waste and garbage at an open space adjacent to the Korangi Expressway, instead of shifting it to proper dumping sites.

“We face problems because of dense clouds of smoke and harmful gases emitting from the burning litter in front of our homes,” the citizens complained. Motorists and commuters traveling on Korangi Expressway also face difficulties, as a large portion of the road remains engulfed in thick smoke.

Kashif Ahmed, who lives in a house facing the expressway, said that his family has been suffering from coughs and other diseases. “The matter has been raised before all relevant civic authorities, including the UC nazim, EDO Municipal Services but nothing has been done yet,” he added.

Nasarul Islam Usmani, who works in a private environmental firm and commutes daily on the Korangi Expressway, said that in the evening, smoke from the burning garbage reduces the visibility on the road and also causes suffocation.

The smoke from burning domestic and market waste normally produces carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, dioxin and hydrogen cyanide, which are poisonous, he said, adding that burning waste along the Malir river also causes serious hazards to marine life.

The Korangi Association of Trade and Industry spokesman said that the area where garbage was thrown and burnt is actually a storm-water drain. “We have written letters to the Jamshed town nazim and to the city nazim but nothing has been done to solve the issue. We have requested the police to deploy some people there to prevent Jamshed town staff from dumping garbage,” he said.

Jamshed Town Nazim, Javed Ahmed, said that he has no information about the matter and their sanitation department dumps garbage at the landfill site at Jam Chakhro. “I will look into the matter myself and take remedial action if the allegations are found true,” he said. ppi
Source : DailyTimes

12 Comments so far

  1. Shamsi (shamsi) on September 21st, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

    and your topic is without a picture? where is your camera about the topic?

  2. tzaidi on September 21st, 2008 @ 11:51 pm

    I think most of the kachra produced in Karachi on daily basis gets burned one way or another. I have never seen a landfill in Karachi, if you are aware of existance of one then please share the info.

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 22nd, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

    Tzaidi no few percentage of Garbage is sold to China by City Nazim and earned cash is sent to Altaf bai for his survival. ;) [i am not kidding, Kemal said himself in an interview]

  4. khaled on September 23rd, 2008 @ 12:35 am

    @ Adnan Siddiqui

    kindly post that interview here and if you don’t then you will be called JHOOTA on this Blog.
    in b/w jhoot and Munafqat is in your ghutti ???

  5. d0ct0r on September 23rd, 2008 @ 1:20 am

    the interview got disposed off and recycled along with the rest of the garbage

  6. shoaib on September 23rd, 2008 @ 4:29 am

    @Adnan Siddiqui
    Ramzan mai tum band nahee hote.

  7. shoaib on September 23rd, 2008 @ 4:31 am

    I am more than sure that when the China company will start their work, we will have least problems with the garbage disposal. Lets pray that it start soon.

  8. barristerakc on September 23rd, 2008 @ 8:49 am

    @Adnan Siddiqui – Do they ever shut up on your planet?
    Awab and his cronies should try writing “fiction”.

    On a more serious note, garbage disposal is a serious problem for Karachi; most of it dumped outside Karachi.

    What I am really concerned about is a more dangerous source of solid waste generation; that is from: hospital, clinics and pathological laboratories which can cause Hepatitis C and HIV / AIDS.

    Haq Parast Panel is working on the issue and I am sure in time we will (like many other things which MQM provided) have a quality waste disposal system in Karachi.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 23rd, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

    Kemal sold out the garbage of Gulshan town and arranged Eid ka Suit for Altaf Bai. altaf bai would be wearing Golden Sherwani ,White Shalwar,White Saleem Shahi Jootay with Bacho ka Dhoop Ka Chashma and would say SALAM to every one at Azizabad Chowk

  10. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 23rd, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

    Kahta Ho Such Jhoot ki Adat nai Mujhey

    $20 mey Altaf bai k shalwar ka Elastic tu aa he jaye ga.

  11. khaled on September 23rd, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    i was asking about proof of your lies about Mustafa Kamal sending money to Altaf Hussain.

    So Munafiq lier where is that proof ?

  12. morbiceramicindustry on September 24th, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    EDO Municipal Services must act on this issue as early as possible.Thanks for highlighting the burning issue.

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