Choked drains, filthy streets rile peopleArchive
MULTAN: Scores of traders and residents of various markets and localities of the Walled City on Sunday held a protest demonstration against the district government for not removing heaps of garbage from roads, streets and drains.
The protesters led by traders’ representatives Zahid Siddiqi and Bilal Ahmed Qureshi chanted slogans against the district government and solid waste management company saying that the heaps of garbage and foul smell emitting from the choked drains in Madina Market, Kalay Mandi Bazaar, Gali Chori Wali, Wadha Wehra and Gali Sehgal Wali had made life a hell.
They said the sanitation staff was mainly focusing on the cleanliness of a few areas of ruling party leaders.
They said the sanitation workers used to dump solid waste along roads and lift it after many days.
“The sanitation staff visits our areas once a week. If luckily garbage removal staff visits the localities some day, the staff deployed on cleanliness of drains does not come to perform its duty,” said a protester.
He said due to the garbage it had become difficult for residents and customers to even cross the filthy streets.
He said the areas of Kabotar Mandi, Gali Nani Maar, Paparoon Wali Galli and Kora Taili were also facing same problem.
Published in Dawn, August 24th, 2015
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