KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while expressing his dissatisfaction over the cleanliness in the metropolis, has warned all Deputy Commissioners, District Municipal Administrators to undertake their joint efforts, mobilize all resources at their disposal and ensure visible cleanliness within 15 days, failing which strict action would be taken against them.
He also announced a committee for monitoring the performances of those responsible for the job.
This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding cleanliness in the city here on Tuesday.
He said that the apathy and slackness of the officers is causing a bad name to the government and added that the government cannot afford either the bad name or difficulties to the people.
He directed the officers to put the whole concerned staff on duty and ensure their chain of command.
The Chief Minister also empowered the officers for removing the ghost and unwilling workers within their organizations.
He also directed the officers to maintain cleanliness in the rural areas of Karachi as these now are affiliated with DMCs concerned and asked the Commissioner Karachi to monitor and coordinate whether these areas are being maintained.
He said that Sindh government is very keen to hold local bodies election, as such it passed the Local Bodies Act and performed delimitation but someone approached the court, consequently the government’s whole process was stopped.
He said that now to conduct the local bodies election was the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan and
Sindh Government was ready to hold it to facilitate the people accordingly.
However, he said that we cannot wait for delivering our services till the local bodies elections are held but we must deliver and facilitate the people and keep our cities as clean as possible.
He said that the Government was spending a huge budget on this task and its objective be materialized without any delay.