Karachi, January 19, 2017 (PPI-OT):Deputy Mayor Karachi Dr. Arshad Abdullah Vohra said business community and customers were having problems due to existence of encroachments on pavements in city markets and commercial areas. Speaking in a reception held by Pakistan Automobile Spare Parts Importers and Dealers Association (PASPIDA) in its office on Thursday, Deputy Mayor Karachi said the shopkeepers have to show some discipline also and play their role in keeping their areas clean.
Patron In-Chief of PASPIDA Arshad Islam welcomed Deputy Mayor Karachi whereas other PASPIDA office bearers including Vice Chairman Abdul Razzak, ex-offio central S.M Naeem, Treasurer Mumtaz Ahmed Butt, Circle Chairman Sindh Khalil Ahmed Feroz, Vice Chairman Umer Siddique and other members of the association were also present on this occasion. Deputy Mayor Karachi said we now have to focus on solving the problems facing by the people.
He said due to its different dynamics, the city of Karachi should have its own solid waste management board. Sindh Solid Waste Management Board was given Rs3billion to clean only 2 thousand ton garbage from two districts of Karachi whereas we can remove 12 thousand tons garbage from other four districts of Karachi in the same amount.
Deputy Mayor Dr. Arshad Vohra said the citizens of Karachi have lot of expectations from us and they looked at us for their solution despite of the fact that KMC has nothing to do with water and sewerage system, building control, master plan or solid waste management as the bodies managing these were controlled by Sindh Government. He said things could be improved and corrected if we sit and work together to seek ways and methods for it. This is our own city and we have to work for it. Deputy Mayor Karachi also cited the issue of vehicle parking and said traffic management was also being worked out and expressed hope that it would lead to betterment in the city especially commercial areas.
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