RAWALPINDI- Government has awarded solid waste management contract of Rawalpindi district to a private company due to the poor cleanliness situation in all areas of Rawalpindi city and cantonment.

The responsibilities for cleanliness of the district Rawalpindi have been withdrawn from the city district government and are now assigned to a private company namely Waste Management Company.

Due to lack of interest by the City District Government, dilapidated machinery, non provision of funds, shortage of staff and lack of access to larger areas, most of the localities of Rawalpindi city and cantonment had turned into garbage dumps. Therefore, a decision was taken to hand over solid waste management work to some private company on contract to avert eruption of any fatal epidemic in the city.

District management Rawalpindi has been directed to hand over all the work, powers, workers, equipment and machinery to Waste Management Company within 30 days.