Nullahs Cleansing or Civic Sense Inflition

Few days back in a newsclip i read that:

A special campaign for cleaning nullahs has begun in Islamabad on the directives of CDA Chairman Kamran Lashari. During the campaign, garbage in nullahs would be taken out to ensure a clean water flow. The CDA has directed citizens not to throw waste in nullahs and sewerage lines and to cooperate with the authorities in the campaign.

OK Good enough – though I think Islamabad’s sewerage lines are much “cleaner” than our twin city’s or lahore or any other city’s nullahs. The thng of UTMOST importance is to teach our peple at least soem civic sense – when proper bins and carts come for taking the daily garbage then why the heck the need arises to litter in nullahs ???

I’ve seen people going in 75+ Lacs of car and still throwing garbage, wrappers, cans out on the road – can’t they keep soem bags with them to collect their litter and throw it when they reach home??

Don’t we own some responsible behavious here???

3 Comments so far

  1. 1967 (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

    Lolz, do that and you would immediately feel out of place. I can’t recollect how many times I have carried my garbage all the way back home, from whatever excursion, and people call me “foolish”, “fussy”, and “crazy”. I tend to leave it in my car instead to throw it out, until my car looks like a garbge can after a while. Even on the hiking trail 3 you can see PET bottles smack in te middle of the trail under a garbage can or a projectile hanging through the branches of the trees.

    Try to take a walk off road in the apparently lush green sectors and you would immediately come across broken glass, construction left overs, broken bricks, and what not.

    The thing is it’s more about a mindset than anything else. People think that the only cleanliness they need is the five time ablution before prayers. Rest anything don’t matter.


  2. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

    actually the ppl who say all this are basically JEALOUS of you – they must be thinking wow this guy cares so much about the environment.

    Someone has to keep up with values :>

    The mindset needs a heavy tuning too!


  3. ck (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 1:01 am

    Something must be done about plastic bags also.This is one great menace to the environment as the damn thing doesn’t decompose or disintegrate with time and endup in the streets or gutterlines.We should promote the use of paper bags and packaging and must totally ban the use of plastic bags.



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