Karachi:(Aftab Channa) Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar appreciated Bahria Town’s chairman Malik Riaz’s initiative to take part in the efforts for bringing improvement in Karachi whereas Bahria Town Chairman offered Rs10billion support for public welfare works in Karachi.

In an MoU signing ceremony held in KMC building Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar on behalf of KMC and Malik Riaz representing Bahria Town (Pvt) Ltd., signed the agreement for removal of backlog of garbage from the city of Karachi. The documents were exchanged and Mayor Karachi gave a shield from KMC to the chairman of Bahria Town.

Under this agreement KMC will take the lead role through its Mayor to remove the backlog of garbage with assistance of M/s. Bahria Town.

The total generation of garbage in the city is approx. 13000 tons/ per day and the capacity of DMCs to remove the garbage is 40% resulting increase in daily backlog. The estimated backlog all over the Karachi both in rural and ubran area is around 11,00,000 tons.

KMC/DMCs will participate in this campaign through their available expertise and manpower. Both the parties shall coordinate and cooperate with each other to make the living better.

Mayor Karachi while addressing to the ceremony on this occasion said KMC and Bahria Town will begin this drive after Eid-ul-Azha from district central and other districts would also have similar activity once completion of work in district central. He said all district chairmen and elected representatives would also be participated in these works.

Deputy Mayor Karachi Dr. Arshad Vohra, DMC Central Chairman Rehan Hashmi, DMC East Chairman Moeed Anwer, DMC Korangi Chairman Nayyar Raza, former town nazim Izhar Ahmed Khan besides city council’s parliamentary leader Aslam Shah Afridi, chairmen and chairperson of city council committees, KMC officers and others were also present on this occasion.

Mayor Karachi thanked the chairman of Bahria Town for his concern about Karachi city and said he had been helping Karachiites through his active financial support in their hour of need.

He said no payment will be made to Bahria Town for its contribution in the removal of garbage backlog from the city and they have agreed to volunteered this work.

Mayor Karachi said he thought no solid waste management board or rules would be intercepted by this work as we only doing removal of garbage which caused immense trouble to citizens of Karachi.

He said this agreement is for only removal of backlog garbage in the city and in order to make the efforts sustainable on long term basis, Government of Sindh should come up with financial support and administrative measures, for which he offered all sorts of cooperation and guidance to them.

The Bahria Town Chairman in his address said he is ready to provide any support and cooperation to Mayor Karachi in his endeavors to make the city of Karachi a better city for living.

He said if Mayor Karachi hand over any hospital or school to us, we will happily managed and run it in a better way or if they ask us to take up the work of any road we will do this immediately.

Regarding a query about Bagh Ibne Qasim he said it was only due to some misunderstanding that people said whatever they thought about the issue but the fact is we were not going to take the charge of this park and only playing our role in making it better. Now he said the Mayor Karachi is doing this job and we are with him in this connection.