Pakistan’s Sindh on path of solid waste management, Minister Sharjeel Memon laud efforts

Sharjeel Inam Memon, Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh and Information and Transport Minister of Sindh, has been emerging as one of the prominent political leaders in Pakistan

Pakistan's Sindh on path of solid waste management, Minister Sharjeel Memon laud efforts
Pakistan's Sindh on path of solid waste management, Minister Sharjeel Memon laud efforts

Sindh, Pakistan: Sharjeel Inam Memon, Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh and Information and Transport Minister of Sindh, has been emerging as one of the prominent political leaders in Pakistan. His efforts to uplift the social growth of the region and country are contributing to making him one of the preferred leaders.

An official website from Pakistan Channel 24 stated that Sharjeel Memon, appraised garbage management in Hyderabad, Pakistan. The garbage management drive will help in fixing the garbage in Hyderabad, which is the second-largest city in Sindh.

This operation has been led by the Sindh government’s Solid Waste Board as well as a Turkish company Pak Altas. Both authorities will start their operations with the help of the latest machinery and renewed partnership spirit for a clean and healthier country.

The Minister of Transport of Sindh shared this update on social media and expressed pleasure. He said, “Sindh Solid Waste Management Board has started a door-to-door collection of garbage in Hyderabad. Another great initiative by PPP’s Sindh government.”

In a Tweet, Minister Sharjeel Memon emphasised that the people of Sindh always wanted better methods for waste management, and the current government of Sindh has been ensuring that all requirements are fulfilled.

“Small cars will go in streets and do a door-to-door collection of garbage. The garbage will be collected from homes and streets in an organised manner and later dumped at a landfill site near Lunikot and Mulla Katiyar,” Minister Sharjeel Memon stated while describing the procedure.

Minister also praised and re-tweeted the post by Anthropologist of Pakistan, Sikandar Ali Hullio, lauding the solid management drive. The anthropologist termed this operation as a “renewed spirit of partnership for the clean and healthy Sindh.”

“For collecting and fixing the garbage in 2nd largest city of Hyderabad, the government’s Sindh Solid Waste Board and a Turkish company Pak Altas start their operations with the latest machinery and a renewed spirit of partnership for the clean and healthy Sindh,” Hullio’s tweet read.

The SSWMB has been working diligently for just two months after being launched in August 2022 by Minister Sharjeel Memon. The board thoroughly monitored the situation, and the minister provided assistance to the victims residing in the most impacted areas. Reportedly, the board also provided tents and cooked food items along with other necessities.

Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSMB) has multiple functions, some of which are the following:

• Lifting and transportation of MSW from dustbin sites and collection points to designated sites

• Door-to-door collection of garbage and revamping of bin system

• Establishment of a Complaint Management System

• Community Awareness Programme and its implementation

• Sweeping of roads, lanes, streets, footpaths and open spaces

• Washing of important roads when required

Earlier, the waste was managed by the Municipal Corporation, but later, Minister Memon decided to form a board which would only focus on waste management across the city. The people of Hyderabad were asking for a proper waste management technique as earlier, the garbage was swept all over the streets and was not properly decomposed. This initiative will surely take the city to a cleaner and brighter end.’