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Plague of flies infests Karachi: ‘The town stinks, it’s onerous to breathe’

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    Pakistan: Plague of flies infests Karachi: ‘The town stinks, it’s onerous to breathe’
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    Karachi is roofed in flies. An ideal storm of circumstances produced a plague of virtually biblical proportions on this seaside metropolis in Pakistan: rain, insufficient rubbish and offal disposal, floating sewage, steaming warmth, governmental incompetence, the timing of the sacrificial competition Eid al-Adha — and extra rain.

    Within the streets, Karachiites stroll by way of clouds of flies. However the worst is once they sit down and the bugs descend. “You spend half your time simply shooing them away,” says Okay. (who spoke on situation of anonymity). “In case your automotive window is open, they fly in. Should you’re having a cup of tea, don’t depart the sugar out. In truth, don’t omit any meals of any form.”

    As a sprawling metropolis in a temperate local weather with inadequate-to-nonexistent waste remedy, Karachi has a perennial pest drawback. It isn’t uncommon for flies to proliferate following Eid al-Adha. “However normally it ends after per week,” Okay. says. This time it isn’t some inhabitants bump, it’s an explosion, and options aren’t apparent.

    Dr. Seemin Jamali of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Middle instructed the New York Times it was the worst fly infestation she had ever seen. “It’s not simply affecting the lifetime of the widespread man — they’re so scary, they’re hounding folks,” she stated.

    Trifecta of bother

    Karachi is dwelling to over 15.5 million folks and treats solely a small fraction of its sewage. In 2018, native newspaper The Categorical Tribune wailed that whereas Istanbul gained management of its sewage remedy drawback, Karachi took the opposite path. It mainly gave up on fixing the issue and shunts sewage into the sea. Rubbish assortment is dealt with by native authorities, however they’re at loggerheads, say native sources, and solely a small fraction is dealt with.

    The upshot is piles of rubbish, a fetid sea and, given the perfect circumstances for the widespread fly, a modern-day plague.
     
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    Now even the international papers like new York times and Haaretz are reporting this .. what da fck

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    peepeepee, bhata qatil movement have succeeded in bringing the city to a grinding halt. their foreign masters will be pleased. I see little or no action from pti too.

    I guess martial law will become inevitable as politics doesn't work in Pakistan.
     
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    IK has the option of imposing governor rule and fixing Karachi directly. Why isn't he taking it? He's going to regret this decision at the next election.
     
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    Experts warn of 'sanitation emergency' as 'worst fly infestation' hits Karachi



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    Urban and medical experts have warned of a "sanitation emergency" as Pakistan's economic hub experiences the "worst infestation of flies" to date while local politicians play catch with responsibility.

    According to a report in The New York Times, flies in Karachi have become "a bullying force on sidewalks, flying in and out of stores and cars and homes, and settling onto every available surface, from vegetables to people".

    The flies follow the torrential rainstorm that hit the southern port city a few weeks ago, leading to days-long power outages and flooding on major thoroughfares and streets as well as in the drainage system.

    The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center's (JPMC) executive director, Dr Seemin Jamali, told the NYT that the latest was the "worst infestation of flies she had ever witnessed".

    She said: “There are huge swarms of flies and mosquitoes. It’s not just affecting the life of the common man — they’re so scary, they’re hounding people. You can’t walk straight on the road, there are so many flies everywhere.”

    Speaking of the remains and tripe left behind on the streets after Eid-ul-Azha, Dr Jamali said: "We have collected these heaps of garbage."

    She warned about diseases spreading in the city as a consequence of the poor waste management and stagnant rainwater, saying the ailments included malaria, gastroenteritis, typhoid, dengue fever, the chikungunya virus, respiratory disorders, and Congo fever.

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    'Completely dysfunctional'
    Karachi faces an assortment of challenges — ranging from garbage problems and lack of proper waste disposal systems to fumigation-resistant bugs — but local politicians continue to feud over egos and responsibilities with no one willing to stand up and take charge except if it involves publicity stunts.

    The issues became worse with the stagnant rainwater following the downpour early August as well as the entrails of sacrificial animals thrown out on the streets after Eid-ul-Azha.

    "The kind of havoc it created — if there are a couple of more spells like this, then the city will become completely dysfunctional," Dr Noman Ahmed, a professor at the NED University of Engineering and Technology, told the NYT.

    “Karachi’s livability is falling,” he adding, noting: “The city requires a kind of sanitation emergency.”

    The fact that Karachi churns out 12,000 tonnes of waste per day, according to a June 2019 study by the World Bank — coupled with a severe lack of resources and infrastructure, a rampant growth in population, and other climate change issues — has choked the city in terms of commuting and business as well.

    A street-side vendor told the publication that his "business has completely ended" and that "whoever comes just looks at the flies".

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    Let's Clean Karachi?
    The problems of Pakistan's most crucial economic and industrial hub are further exacerbated by politicians that rule the city. Garbage, cleanliness, and rainwater management is what the NYT report termed "an issue that feuding political factions have wielded against each other for years but that hasn’t gotten any better".

    It also highlighted how cleanliness drives have become the new "in" thing for politicians. "The parties tussling for influence in Karachi have not failed to notice. In recent days, sanitation has again become a rallying cry — and a political weapon — for politicians.

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    Will clean Karachi in two weeks: Ali Zaidi

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    "The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or P.T.I., which holds power in the national government, is trying to assert its base in Karachi to fight the traditional provincial-level powerhouse, the Pakistan Peoples Party, or P.P.P," it wrote.

    On the other hand, Mustafa Kamal, former Karachi mayor and now-chief of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), had said Tuesday the reason why no one had yet picked garbage from the metropolis was the rampant corruption.

    Also to note is the fact that the ruling PTI's federal minister, Ali Zaidi, had on August 2 vowed to clean Karachi in two weeks.

    The NYT, however, also noted that to combat the latest plague of flies, politicians would have "to forge a working relationship".

    Yet, "the bugs don’t seem willing to observe political boundaries"
     
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    Tum kitnay bhutto maro gay har ghar say bhutto niklay ga. Now we know what they were talking about.
     
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    Karachi ranked among worst cities of the world to live in
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    Karachi has been named among the least liveable cities of the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — the research and analysis division of The Economist Group — in a report released earlier this week.

    Karachi maintains its 134th rank in the listing of 140 cities, only managing to fare better than Port Moresby, Dhaka, Tripoli, Lagos and Damascus.

    The cities have been ranked according to qualitative and quantitative factors falling broadly in the categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

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    Least liveable cities according to The Global Liveability Report 2017. —The Economist Intelligence Unit


    The survey only includes "cities or business centres that people might want to live in or visit"; therefore, it excludes cities like Kabul or Baghdad, where conflict is ongoing. However, cities like Damascus, which were in the near past relatively unstable, have been included.

    Melbourne remains the most liveable city in the world for the seventh time in a row, while two other Australian and three Canadian cities have made it to the 10 most liveable cities in the world.

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    Most liveable cities according to The Global Liveability Report 2017. —The Economist Intelligence Unit


    Karachi, on the other hand, has maintained its spot for the third year in a row. Interestingly, the city has neither improved nor worsened in any of the five categories since 2015, according to the ranking.


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    This should serve as a lesson for people. Uncontrolled population growth is not good. A city should not go beyond 1 crore people. People should also change their dirty habits.
     
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    i hope some pee pee pee mpa from khi gets infected with water borne desease some high level chor then only they will do something about khi

    mazak banaya howa 3 caror log zaleel ho rahay hain siyasat ki nazar ho rahay hain
     
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    I thought muslims were supposed to be clean?

    Why do u have the dirtiest cities?
     
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    He already has to deal with hordes of retarded noonies and PPP voters who constantly call him a dictator and anti democratic, tell me what do you think the reaction will be if he dissolves Sindh govt?

    If Karachi want change they should mass protest and campaign against the Sindh govt
     
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    You can hide, you can use force to bring voices down but make karachi separate province is the only solution
     
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    We were told Christians were suppose to be kind to other human as Jesus was, but all we see is killing fellow human by millions only to make some profit, sell weapon to two warring parties, chaos for oil in middle east, diamonds in Congo, drug tests on human in 3rd world countries and on and on and on
     
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    I hope to Allah that one day our Karachi will be clean and tidy again. Hopefully its glory of bygone days will be restored inshallah.
    Currently the people are suffering tremendously,i have never seen a lady swear so much,just depicts the level of frustration they are facing currently.(apologies if any feelings hurt)
     
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    Ok that makes it ok then does it.

    Remain dirty because the west invaded Iraq.
     
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