KARACHI: Garbage piling up for the past three months remains in the several residential areas of Sukkur including New Pind, Old Sukkur, Shams Abad, Wari tar road, New Goth and other areas of the Sukkur district without being cleared away, leading to serious health hazards to the residents of the localities.

People of middle and low-income groups are living in the areas, eking out a livelihood with much struggle to make both ends meets. Many of them are labourers whose family members depend on their meager daily wages. Residents have taken these issues to the notice of senior officials in the Sukkur municipal authorities on several occasions, he said and added that they promised us to take immediate steps.

But the situation remains the same. In a few places, civic workers set the heaps of garbage afire instead of collecting them, he pointed out. The people claim that they often fall ill. Their children are the worst affected. With no basic amenities, they languish not only in poverty but also in the stinking environment.

Talking to APP on Friday, district Ameer, Jamat-e- Islami, Molana Hizibullah Jakhro has said that people of the Sukkur are hanging that no action has so far been taken to remove the garbage from the several localities in the district despite their repeated petitions.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018