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June 10, 2021

Three sewage treatment plants to be set up in Karachi, says Murtaza Wahab

 
June 10, 2021

The Sindh environment department will set up three sewage treatment plants in Karachi. Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Law and Environment Barrister Murtaza Wahab said this on Wednesday while speaking at an event at the Iqra University in connection with World Environment Day.

He said that the proposed treatment plants would be used to treat the wastewater generated in Karachi before its discharge into the Arabian Sea. He added that the proposed treatment plants would be helpful in tackling the issue of marine pollution that had been aggravated due to the constant discharge of wastewater into the sea.

Wahab called for the people to adopt environment-friendly practices to effectively tackle the issue of environmental degradation. He said the phenomenon of global warming was like a global warning and a massive tree plantation campaign should be carried out to deal with the menace.

He was of the view that everyone was required to actively take part in the plantation drive for the survival of the future generations. The environment adviser said the people should not throw away domestic waste on the roadside and everybody should contribute towards the cause of clean and green Pakistan. He added that every university student should plant at least one tree to play their role to improve the green cover in the city.

The Sindh government would provide plants for such campaigns to improve greenery in the city, Wahab stated. He said the urban forest in Clifton having 50,000 trees and plant saplings was a gift for the people of Karachi. He maintained that thousands of tree saplings had been planted on the Kidney Hill Park and people should regularly visit such green spots.

Also present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor Iqra University Dr Wasim Qazi, Commander Pakistan Navy Rear Admiral Owais Bilgrami, IG Motorways Kaleem Imam, Karachi University Vice Chancellor Khalid Iraqi, VC Sindh Agricultural University Fateh Murree and others.