KARACHI: Bahria Town’s Clean Karachi drive has successfully achieved another major milestone. In the short span of 49 days, Bahria Town Karachi cleaned the entire area of Central District and lifted more than 200,000 tons of garbage. The Central district comprises of densely populated areas of Liaqatabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, North Karachi, New Karachi, Buffer Zone etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar thanked Bahria Town Karachi and said, “There is no doubt that Malik Riaz Hussain and Bahria Town has always worked for the betterment of Pakistan. By taking up this task Bahria Town has shown its commitment to Karachi and its residents.”
While cleaning the central district of Karachi, Bahria Town Karachi did not limit their scope of work to the temporary garbage station or garbage pile-ups scattered around the area but they also cleaned the streets, playgrounds, parks and most importantly they cleared the narrow backdoor alleys in residential areas which were previously filled with sewerage water. Moreover, besides cleaning many small sewerage water streams, the team also cleared the heavily clogged Gujjar Nala from 18 different points to ease the flow of sewerage water.
Bahria Town Karachi GM Zulfiqar Memon said that “many times people came to us and requested to clean a particular area and we always acted upon their request even though some of those areas were not part of the plan but because Malik Riaz had made it very clear that the objective of this campaign is to bring betterment in the lives of people so not listening to the people would have killed the whole purpose of doing what we are doing”.
Acting upon public request, team Clean Karachi Campaign cleared the areas surrounding Itwaar (Sunday) Bazaar, Budh (Wednesday) Bazaar, Mangal (Tuesday) Bazaar because people complained that they don’t have choice but to buy vegetables, fruits and other edible items from these bazaars so cleaning them would be of great help.
While cleaning central district of Karachi, Teams of Bahria Town and KMC played a football match on the ground of New Karachi Sector 5-D, to celebrate the restoration of the ground which remained buried under the garbage for 15 years. The restoration of the ground was a big present for the residents particularly youth of the area who can use the space for healthy sports activities.
Malik Riaz kept track of the on-ground efforts and directed the team accordingly. Upon noticing huge pile-up of garbage in Jinnah ground, which is right next to the Mazar-e-Quaid, personnel and machinery were immediately deployed to start an emergency cleaning. Within two days Jinnah ground was cleaned and more than 3000 tonnes of garbage was lifted and moved to the dumping site.
On their sincere efforts, Bahria Town Karachi received appreciation and gratitude from the residents of Central District for making their neighbourhood livable again. The Campaign also garnered admiration from the professionals from all walks of life who witnessed the quality, speed and extent of the work and the professionalism of the Bahria Town Team.
Alongside a team of thousands of personnel, Bahria Town has dedicated heavy machinery including dumpers, loaders, excavators, Bob Cat, tractors and trolleys. Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain pledged Rs 10 billion for the cleaning and face-lifting of the business capital of Pakistan. In addition, Malik Riaz Hussain offered assistance to city government for providing financial and technical support for any hospitals and schools in the city.
Bahria Town Karachi is the largest and the most advanced private real estate community living project in the history of Pakistan. This master-planned community is not only redefining lifestyle preferences but also setting new standards of a green and clean environment by introducing international standards of road cleaning, waste management and disposal systems.