In Karachi, an FIR under section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) will be registered against anyone found littering the city for the next two months, according to Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Shallwani.
Shallwani highlighted that a large amount of garbage dumped at undesignated locations is wreaking havoc on the sewerage system, causing traffic jams and spreading an unpleasant odour. To reduce garbage problems in Karachi, police will impose Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to ban people from dumping litter in the streets or at undesignated locations.
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) also reported how a massive amount of used contraceptives, such as condoms, in gutters has been causing sewerage problems in Karachi. The KWSB further stressed the need for generating awareness about the issue and urged government departments and social organizations to play their role.
Earlier in October, Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah launched the first real-time digital monitoring of waste disposal work in Malir district of Karachi. Additionally, over 200 Qingqi rickshaws were set up by the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) to initiate a ‘door-to-door’ garbage collection system.