Wastewater recycling systems should be immediately introduced in Karachi to increase green coverage without further depleting the scarce water resource for the city’s residents.
It was one of the unanimous demands of concerned speakers who took the floor during a panel discussion titled “Climate Change and Our Responsibilities” at the Karachi Arts Council. The National Forum for Health and Environment (NFEH), in collaboration with the Arts Council of Pakistan and EHS Services, organized the program to mark World Environment Day. increase the tree cover of the city. They said that in addition to recycling sewage for planting trees, the city should have a proper public transport system to meet the daily needs of Karachiites with minimum damage to its environment.
They lamented that the proper public transport system had to be built in Karachi after its population surpassed three million, but the same facility was still missing despite the provincial capital soon to be home to around 30 million people. .
The Administrator of Karachi, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who was the chief guest on the occasion, assured the delegation that the Municipality of Karachi would do its best to implement all the recommendations of the competition to improve the city environment.
He lamented that the cemeteries in Karachi had sufficient green cover, but there were very few trees for the city’s residents. He said that future generations should know the importance of planting trees and actively participate in their maintenance and growth.
He told the audience that he planted a tree in his house each time his son and daughter were born because the trees were now as old as his child. Advocate Wahab advised citizens to adopt the same practice to play their part in improving the environment.
EHS Saquib CEO Ejaz Hussain stressed that work should be expedited to complete the network of bus rapid transit systems in Karachi as the first ever modern mass transit system to control harmful emissions from vehicles.