CM serves 48-hour ultimatum to start cleanliness campaign

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Salahuddin Haider
Karachi—Determined to set new traditions, an energetic and vibrant Murad Ali Shah, has shown enough initiatives already and to demonstrate he meant business, he served a 48-hour ultimatum on the administration Monday to start cleaning Karachi as he made it clear he would tolerate no non-sense as far as welfare of the citizens are concerned.
For many, many years, A provincial chief executive had not been seen in office, all dressed up and ready to start the day but on Monday, Murad Shah, was in his secretariat 10 minutes before 8.00 a.m.to convey message to those under him that they better set themselves right or be ready to go home.
Such a precedent surely would inject a new spirit among officers and employees who have been in the habit of reporting late in office, atleast by an hour or, but now it seems it will not be acceptable
Soon after arrival and getting a briefing on law and order by the additional IG, Sanaullah Abbasi on law and order, he began a meeting at 8.00 a.m. sharp which surprised most senior men in the administration who are used to luxury living.
Making it clear that lack of cleanliness in Karachi had upset him, he assailed government officials for not doing enough to keep the city clean.
Noticing what his spokesman described as “dismal’ state of cleanliness in Karachi at the meeting which was also attended by provincial minister Jam Khan Shoro, the Principal Secretary and other officials. He said clean Karachi must be done without 58 hours. All garbage from roads, which is bound to spread diseases and cause discomfort to residents, must be completed. He said Sindh government had been subjected to a lot of criticism due to the lack of cleanliness in the province.

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