Streets dotted with garbage dumps have become a common sight
in Karachi. Citizens and industries are producing waste and there is no proper
disposal system for this waste. But, what role our government is playing in this
regard? As this is the major question ruling in the heads of citizens of
Karachi……Let me unveil the government measures for this disposal of waste
presents on the streets of city. Since taking over waste management
responsibilities from KMC in 2014, the PPP-led Sindh government has not been
able to meet the challenge. More recently, outsourcing garbage disposal to
contractors and Chinese companies has proven expensive and unsustainable.
Governments find this field to yield visible results. In such a dire situation,
the lack of ownership by city authorities has made situation worse for citizens.
Speaking about this problem, Karachi mayor remarked that cleaning the city was
responsibility of sindh government.
Making other authorities responsible in this issue is such a common”Blame-game”
Now-a-days. Regrets on our municipal authority (DMCS: district municipal
corporations) which are subordinate to sindh government has failed to overcome
this dilemma. And this negligence is due to gargantuan solid waste management
crisis, flawed governance plans, corruption and inadequately managed resources.
Government authorities continue to govern through profit making arrangements
with foreign companies rather than strengthen civic institutions. Being clear to
above said situations shows negligence of government authorities towards the
problem and it will be an eye-opener for voters who elect this government and
found the government inefficient in resolving this issue.
The only solution to this garbage disposal crisis I have looked a way to
overcome this issue as if municipal authority complemented with other city stake
holders participation in making efforts to curb the city’s over flowing garbage
this regretting issues will be overcome soon.
According to the famous proverb applying to this situation is “One in one is not
one but eleven”- This indicates the joint efforts of citizen and authorities.
Who are needed to overcome this hazardous problem of society as this mounting
waste problem poses a threat to public health and environment. On the other
hand; proper rules and regulations along with the regulatory council should be
created for this issue. According to our Chief Minister: City has the facilities
and resources to pickup this trash but the question arises why these resources
are not properly utilized? Alas!!!! Our inefficient regularity authorities.
Well! By only hoping government authorities to only take steps on this problem
and their solution is not going to work in my opinion. So, let’s wake up
karachities and pay your part in this regard by restrain from littering on the
roads and show your citizenships.