Bilawal takes notice of streets littered with sewerage
LARKANA: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has taken a notice of inundated streets of Kausar Mill and other localities of Larkana on Sunday.
These streets are filled with sewerage water which has badly affected lives of thousands of the residents. In this connection, about a week ago Ayaz Ali Channo, a resident of the same locality, had complained to the chairman by singing a sorrowful song in Urdu and making its video showing the streets submerged into overflowing sewerage water due to which the lives of the citizens have been crippled.
The sewerage water was also standing in front of Jamia Masjid of the locality due to which people were unable to offer prayers there. The video became viral on Saturday on social media as this correspondent uploaded it in social media including twitter tagging it to the Chairman, CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali and Sindh's Local Bodies Minister Saeed Ghani. On Saturday, Surendar Valasai, Media Manager of the Chairman, sent a message on WhatsApp to this scribe informing that Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has taken serious notice of the menace of overflowing gutters and has directed the Deputy Commissioner and District authorities of Larkana to drain outstanding sewage water within 24 hours and resolve the issue permanently.
He said that cleanliness in entire Larkana district must be ensured and no negligence in this connection would be tolerated. Bilawal further directed that district authorities must ensure discharge of their legal, moral and official responsibilities so that residents do not suffer. He said that cleanliness must be maintained in entire Sindh for which no compromise would be made.
In this connection, Channo said that the residents of the locality were suffering from this menace since long. He said: “During morning time, sewage water starts accumulating that continues till afternoon and it recedes which shows that drainage lines are choked and Larkana Municipal Corporation authorities have done nothing to remove the faults since years.”
He said they had held several protests in the past but of no avail at all. Poet Abdullah Bhatti, who wrote the lines which were sung by Ayaz Channo, said that he contested against deputy mayor Anwar Luhar in local bodies elections due to which they had targeted that area. He also repeated the same issues and said that the people wanted to have permanent solutions to the problems faced by them.
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