Installation of bins at public places urged to avoid littering.


ISLAMABAD -- In violation of the clean, green Pakistan initiative, the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) is not cleaning the public places, giving a shabby look to the federal capital which is the face of country.

The markets, Bazzars, parks and other public places in various sectors including G-6- , G-7, G-8, I-9, I-8, H-9 and others were not being cleaned timely, citizens of the capital city on Tuesday blamed the MCI while pointing out its slackness towards civic issues.They also underlined the need for installing the bins at public places in order to purge the city from litter.

A number of shopkeepers also complained of declining business in markets like Melody, Sitara market, Aabpara and Karachi Company due to their untimely cleaning and smell emitting heaps of garbage.

Shahbaz Arif, a shopkeeper at Sitara Market, said the MCI sanitary workers was paying irregular visits to the markets. Occasionally, they visited the markets and dumped waste within the vicinity and burnt when it turned into small mound, he added.

He urged the city managers to clean the markets twice a day and install a small bin outside every shop, besides placing at least one big dumpster outside every market to ensure neat and clean markets and Bazaars and launch sensitization campaign for visitors.

Zahid Khan, resident of G-7, said the public parks in this sector was giving an uncivilized look due to bad...

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