Friday, December 12, 2008

Efficient performance on Eid-ul-Azha Nazim demands funds after ‘good Eid show’

Praising the efficient performance of the city government in maintaining cleanliness throughout the city on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, City Nazim Mustafa Kamal has asked the Sindh government to reward the extraordinary performance by releasing backlog funds on a priority basis.He said that the city government conducted a comprehensive operation to remove a large number of offal from every nook and corner of the city and spent almost Rs 70-80 million for the purpose.

In a press conference held at the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board head office located on Shahrah-e-Faisal on Thursday, the city nazim said that they had received a total of 1,200 complaints regarding the cleanliness of the city and all of them were addressed promptly.He also lauded the efforts of MQM Leader Altaf Hussain, Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, Provincial Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza and DG Rangers, as no unpleasant incident was reported during Eid-ul-Azha in Karachi. Furthermore, he praised the administration of all 18 towns and the city government for their hard work and efforts to make the operation, involving the lifting and immediate disposal of offal, successful.Kamal said that, this year, one million animals were sacrificed during the three days of Eid-ul-Azha in Karachi and no offal was left on the road during the operation and all of them have been buried in trenches.

He also praised the performance of three city government officers including EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam, Atif Ahmed and Special Assistant to City Nazim Rasheed Jamal for their active role in the Eid Operation. According to the city nazim, the city government also worked in the cantonment controlled areas of Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Clifton during the Eid Operation and promptly responded to the complaints of the people of these areas.

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