Environmental Issues of Karachi

Environmental Issues of Karachi

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Karachi Municipal Corporation (K.M.C.),

We, the students of Beaconhouse School System, North Nazimabad Middle Campus Karachi, Pakistan, want to drive the organization’s concern, regarding the urban waste that has been created as an outcome of population growth and industrialization. It is rapidly contributing to health problems and low quality of life. 

Water pollution is the major issue to shed light on as it is jeopardizing our health. Unsafe water kills more people each year than war and all other forms of violence combined; the reason being poor sewerage management which leads to intoxicated water from sewage drains overflowing on streets.  Moreover, there are cases of bursting of pipelines carrying freshwater to homes due to blockage, resulting in water contamination and this makes it poisonous and deadly for consumption. Diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis are likely to spread as an outcome of the aforementioned.

Secondly the uncontrollable amount of air and land pollution, rising to its maximum, with each passing day, is an outcome of the improperly disposed solid waste. This waste is burned, thus releasing numerous smoke particulates, carbon monoxide, and considerable amounts of other gases, which have the utmost contribution to the impairment of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems in humans.

Solid waste produces such toxins that seep into the ground, intoxicating ground water sources, impairing plants, and damaging the eco systems, especially constituting animals which consume the plants. 

Air pollution is causing lung cancer, cardiovascular and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as asthma, and acute respiratory illnesses.

Thus, we request the corporation to address these serious neglected issues. 

We, the undersigned, request the Karachi Municipal Corporation (K.M.C.), to resolve the said conditions. Few suggestions are as follows. 

●       arranging a proper disposal and recycling of solid waste

●       cleaning of drain holes

●       treatment of sewage water

●       placing a considerably larger amount of disposal bins on the roadside. 

●       strict regulation of pressing charges against those, who fail to keep their surroundings clean. 

●       zero waste community schemes should be organised, with not only segregation to different categories and compositions of waste, but a monthly submission of non-recyclable waste by the people of the locality could be held, and encouraged, by rewarding the committee with a monthly bonus.

●       funds should be provided to transform non-renewable energy sources in localities to renewable ones

●       plantation campaigns must be conducted. 



Students of Beaconhouse School System, North Nazimabad Middle Campus 

Karachi, Pakistan , 


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