CDA copes with Eid


October 9, 2014 – Mobarik Virk

Islamabad: The Sanitation Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) lived up to the directions of its chairman as it managed to keep the city clean by removing the offal and entrails of animals sacrificed by the devout Muslims to celebrate Eidul Azha.

Over the last three days of Eid the residents of Islamabad, mainly urban and parts of rural areas sacrificed over 55,000 animals. Looking at the data compiled by the Sanitation Directorate of the authority it is evident that there is a visible shift in the pattern of offering sacrifice on Eid as the number of cows and calves (bara janwar) has shown a considerable increase whole the number of goats and sheep offered as sacrifice has markedly decreased.

This, one can imagine, only led to a bit of extra burden on the Sanitation Directorate staff indeed. The officials in the Public Relations Directorate of the authority said that the whole ‘Eid Cleanliness Operation’ was a success and very much up to the expectations of the chairman of the authority, Maroof Afzal, who has issued special directions in this context.

“We deployed over 2,000 individuals, workers, supervisors and officers of the Sanitation Directorate for the task. At least 100 vehicles, including tractors with trolleys, shovels, dozers, trucks, and compactors of Sanitation Directorate, MPO, Environment Directorate, Enforcement Directorate and other concerned Directorates were deployed in this cleanliness campaign,” the Member (Environment), Mustafain Kazmi said.

“The work continued round the clock over the last three days as men and machines remained operational without a break. Some 30 deep ditches and trenches were dug up at 18 different locations all over the city for quick and hygienic disposal of the offal, entrails and other remains of the sacrificed animals,” the member (environment) said.

On the second day of the Eid, CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal and the Member (Administration and Estate) Amir Ali Ahmed visited different sectors to monitor the cleanliness conditions and the efficiency of the Sanitation Directorate staff in collection and disposal of the remains of sacrifices.

During these visits the member (environment), who was appointed as the in-charge of this operation briefed the chairman and the member (A&E) according to which the whole city was divided into four for effective implementation of the action plan. Zone-I included F-5, F-6, G-5, G-6, Blue Area, Saidpur Village and Bari Imam.

Areas in Zone-II included Faisal Masjid, Sector E-7, F-8, F-7, G-7 and G-8. Similarly, Zone-III consists of F-10, F-11, Golra Sharif, G-9, G-10, G-11, G-13. While Zone-IV covered sectors H-8, H-9, H-10, H-11, I-8, I-9, I-10, I-11, Highway, Model Village Humak, Shahzad Town, Rawal Town and Margalla Town. Chief Sanitary Inspectors of Sanitation Directorate was assigned the task of monitoring each zone in the city.

Each and every street of all sectors of Islamabad was cleaned by the workers of Sanitation Directorate of CDA throughout the three days of Eid. Lime powder was also sprinkled and applied to garbage trolleys and sacrificial places as an effective disinfectant.

The spokesman for the CDA said that he expressed satisfaction with the efforts made for maintaining cleanliness in the federal capital and appreciated the efforts of all those involved in this operation.(the news) Pakistan, Mobarik A. Virk, Articles, Islamabad

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