In response to a suggestion by Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) Zubair Motiwala, Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab directed the Secretary Environment to immediately notify a liaison committee so that the Sindh government in consultation with Karachi Chamber could thoroughly review and finalize legislations for Solid Waste Management.
Speaking at a national symposium on Integrated Solid Waste Management organized by KCCI in collaboration with Society of Economic Geologists and Mineral Technologies (SEGMITE) on Wednesday, Wahab assured that all recommendations given by Karachi Chamber for improving the solid waste management system and for ensuring cleanliness all over the city will certainly be taken into consideration.
Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala (Via Zoom Facility), Secretary Environment Muhammad Aslam Ghauri, President KCCI M. Shariq Vohra, Senior Vice President KCCI Saqib Goodluck, Vice President KCCI Shamsul Islam Khan, Convener SEGMITE Dr. Viqar Husain, DG PCSIR Dr. Shahnaz Perveen, KCCI Managing Committee Members and others attended the symposium.
The adviser stressed that everybody talks about their rights but nobody talks about their duties which was the major reason for the cleanliness problems being suffered by Karachi. “It is the right of citizens to have a neat and clean environment but similarly, it is also the duty of the citizens to play their part in this regard by strictly refraining from dumping the garbage on the streets which must only be placed at designated garbage bins, not outside their houses or shops”, he added.
He urged the masses to use bags made of cloth or paper for their shopping activities instead of using non-biodegradable plastic bags which clog the drainage system, create many cleanliness issues and health hazards.
Wahab appreciated the effort made by KCCI to raise awareness amongst the masses about solid waste management which was the need of the hour. “Such symposiums are undoubtedly a step in the right direction as these help the masses differentiate between what is right and what is wrong. Hence, the Sindh government will fully support all such initiatives taken by KCCI”, he added.
Chairman BMG M. Zubair Motiwala, while appreciating the initiative taken by KCCI in collaboration with SIGMITE particularly the efforts made by Vice President Shamsul Islam to make the symposium successful, stated that the Karachi Chamber would always support all such initiatives and was ready to go hands-in-hands with the Sindh government to make Karachi a neat and clean city.