President stress officials to work on Karachi issues

Ajmal Khan

KARACHI: Only a collaboration among the federal government, Sindh government and Karachi mayor can bring improvement in the civic condition of Karachi.
President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi said this on Saturday as he addressed the inauguration ceremony of the two-day Children’s Festival at the Governor House and later discussed the problems of Karachi with media persons. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and other leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were also present on the occasion.
“The problems of Karachi will remain unresolved till the time we start working together,” said the president. He called on the Sindh government to work with the Centre and local bodies in Karachi to address the problems of sanitation in the city.
All the citizens of Sindh were under an obligation to play their due part in the cleanliness drive, Dr Alvi said. “Everyone is under the obligation to stop piling up garbage.”
He said the present situation of garbage in Karachi had been persisting due to the negligence of the authorities during last 25 years. Everyone is required to work together while leaving all their differences to improve the city’s condition, he added.
He said all the relevant agencies were required to work together to resolve such issues.
Regarding the Children’s Festival at the Governor House, Dr Alvi said the event was being held to train the children of Karachi to take care of the city’s environment.