WEB DESK: Alamgir Khan, a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), began a campaign called “Fix It” on January 4, against the inability of authorities to cover Karachi’s manholes that were left open for too long.
Having also faced the wrath of the concerned authorities,the young man kept on working on his campaign.
After days of campaigning against the inability of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, the lead behind Karachi’s “Sleeping Beauty” campaign himself took the initiative of providing covers to the city’s manholes after being supported immensely by the citizens on social media who praised Alamgir’s passion.
Committed to solve the problems of Karachi, this man successfully covered 42 manholes in the city on January 9 at Main University Road with the support of his followers.
“Thanks to Allah. We fixed 42 caps of manholes at Main University Road, Karachi. It took 6 hours (3pm-9pm) for this operation. It cost just Rs.13000. This is just the beginning #fixit #karachi,” he posted on his Facebook account on Saturday.
Hundreds of his followers then lauded him and his initiative and pledged their support to his cause if not physical then financial. His followers were all praise for him and asked him to share his account number so that they could contribute in the campaign.
While speaking to local media about the campaign, Alamgir said that he thought of another way of addressing the city’s issue since protests were tiresome and never achieved the end goal in mind.
“Ideas are bulletproof,” he said. “You can put obstacles for a person but ideas can never hinder.”
Without burning tyres or blocking roads, Khan had embarked on a journey to shame the chief minister into addressing basic problems faced by the residents of the metropolis.
During the awareness campaign, Alamgir and a group of young men carried stencils around various neighborhoods in District East and painted the CM’s face on places like garbage piles and manholes that need the government’s attention with a simple message “Fix It”. The stencils could be seen at University Road, Old Sabzi Mandi, Karsaz Road and Nipa flyover.
Alamgir is a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 7 and is pursuing an MBA from Iqra University.
He says: “Protests are always painful and cause inconvenience to ordinary residents so I decided to take a lighter but effective approach so that more people can join my campaign.”
He is also joined in by Hunaid Lakhani, Chancellor of Iqra University in his impressive campaign.
Alamgir calls it a silent protest that is not harming people but merely giving them a platform to address their problems.
Now the brave man has given 48 hours dead line to CM to fix the issue of street children in Karachi warning that if the CM will not pay heed #FixIt will take the responsibility of every child in Karachi.
48 hours deadline given to CM Sindh by #Fixit on street children issue. If not fixed, #Fixit will take responsiblily of every child on street in Karachi. Remember! #Fixit can and will fix whole Karachi in 48 hours #hope
Posted by Alamgir Khan on Sunday, January 10, 2016
Alamgir whose campaign has taken young Karachiites by storm claims with confidence:
“Remember! #Fixit can and will fix whole Karachi in 48 hours.”
Alamgir reiterates that his struggle is one of “Karachi’s common man who must fulfill his responsibility as a citizen even if the government fails to do its job.”