Quetta: 10-day cleanliness campaign kicks off in Sadar Division
Assistant Commissioner Sadar, Humaira Baloch posing for a photograph with volunteers during the cleanliness campaign: photo provided by Matiullah Khan

Quetta: 10-day cleanliness campaign kicks off in Sadar Division

Matiullah Khan :

District administration Quetta launched a 10-day cleanliness campaign in the Sadar division from January 14 to January 24th. The cleanliness campaign would continue in Samungli road, airport road, Jinnah town, Shehbaz town, Nawan Killi, and other areas. Quetta online, a group of volunteers, social media activists, and people from various walks of life engaged to make the campaign a success.

“Citizens should voluntarily come forward and support the administration in the cleanliness drive”, Humaira Baloch, the assistant commissioner appealed. She said awareness would be created among the people with regard to cleanliness and removing garbage outside their houses.

Painting competitions be organized to create awareness among the people 

Street wall painting competitions, installation of street lights, picking up garbage daily and other activities would be promoted during the campaign in the Sadar division. “This is an effort to sensitize the people about their responsibilities”, the female assistant commissioner who continues to participate in various social activities mentioned.

The government alone can not solve all the issues rather the citizens should also join hands to address issues relating to the roads and streets of the city. “This city is our home we have to keep it clean”, she added. Citizens need to be mobilized and sensitized to ensure clean and green Quetta, she mentioned.

Quetta generates 1,200 kgs of solid waste every day 

Quetta city produces more than 1,200 kilograms of solid waste every day. The Quetta Municipal Corporation (QMC) has not been able to remove solid waste from the city. Congested population, lack of awareness among the citizens, and poor planning on the part of concerned quarters are main factors for poor cleanliness.

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