KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar and chairpersons of the six district municipal companies of the town had been absent on Wednesday, when the Sindh Excessive Court docket (SHC) listening to a petition relating to the swarms of flies within the metropolis, ARY Information reported.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Agha Faisal, was listening to the plea.
The excessive court docket re-issued notices to the Mayor, Sindh’s Secretary Native Authorities and different events to submit their replies over the matter within the subsequent listening to of the case.
The bench instructed events to make sure submitting their replies within the subsequent listening to of the case.
The bench had earlier directed the events to submit their replies by September 11 (at this time).
Petitioner Sameer Samoo’s counsel earlier argued within the court docket that swarms of flies had made life within the metropolis insufferable.
He stated that the flies have multiplied on a big scale because the offal of sacrificial animals hasn’t been picked up and there’s a threat of a big scale outbreak of ailments.
The Sindh authorities, Karachi mayor and metropolis administration neither making any preparations to wash the town nor are they spraying pesticides, the lawyer stated.
Swarms of flies descended over Pakistan’s business capital in report numbers in current wet season, including to the distress of the residents.
Heavy rains inundated the sprawling port metropolis for weeks, overwhelming shoddy drainage system clogged with mountains of uncollected rubbish and flooding neighbourhoods with uncooked sewage.