The mega city of Karachi has a population of more than 20 million and generates the most solid waste of any Pakistani city. The Sindh Chief Minister realized after being in power for eight years that the city has solid waste disposal problem, the apathy of the Sindh government and the Sindh Chief Minister is as unfortunate as the problem itself. The party’s apathy towards problem of the general public is one of the very basic reasons for its increasingly decreasing popularity. The party has been all but wiped out from Punjab, but despite this the party leadership is more focused on extravagant claims rather than actual work. Over the past few days Karachiites have taken to social networking websites to show the serious nature of the problem. The Pakistan Peoples Party leaders who are often seen making big claims via social networking website particularly Twitter must have seen what the great city of Karachi looks like under the Peoples Party government. Even for a city that has long been a byword for urban decay, the decline of Karachi over the last few years has been marked, particularly since the local government system has been in abeyance. Entire streets are being encroached upon by piles of garbage that grow by the day. It is even more unfortunate that Asif Ali Zardari who has the final authority on matters related to the Sindh government is permanently camped in Dubai, and the Sindh government officials have to hop on a plane every time some issue pops up. If the Sindh government that has been in power for eight-years can’t even fix the garbage issue it would be delusion to expect much else from the party.
After eight-years in power the Sindh government cannot even fix the garbage problem.