The government of Sindh under the section 144 (1) has prohibited the dumping of garbage at any place other than the mentioned sites, the setting-up of the cattle or dairy farms in any residential area of Mirpur Khas and the making, selling, purchase and displaying of toy guns throughout the province.
As per the notification released by the provincial government of Sindh on Tuesday, no individual—whether be municipal staff or some private citizen or contractor’s staff would be allowed to throw garbage at any place other than the sites specified especially for the cause by the Municipal/Government authorities as garbage dumping sites and no individual would be allowed to put the garbage on fire in any place across the entire Sindh province.
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The garbage ban is both for the commercial and residential areas.
The Sindh government while exercising its powers under the section 144 (1) Cr.P.C has placed a complete ban on the making or setting-up of cattle/dairy farms in any residential area of the Mirpur Khas district. This ban has been introduced with immediate effects.
In the meantime, the provincial government has also placed a ban on the making, selling, purchase, use and display of toy guns/pistols throughout the province of Sindh. This decision has been imposed on the request of the Rangers—who reported that the toy guns or pistols are commonly used for criminal activities on a routine basis in Karachi and other districts of the Sindh province.
The SHO of the concerned Police Station is given complete authority to note down the complaints under the Section 188 PPC in writing for the violation of Section 144 Cr.P.C against the ones who are found violating the newly imposed bans.
The decision is applaudable and significant for fixing Karachi’s random garbage dumping problem, however, it is also important to ensure that the decision is fully implemented.