KARACHI           -        The large-scale cleansing of Karachi nullahs being carried out by Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and Sindh government have removed 4,364 tonnes sledge so far from main nullahs.

According to spokesman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the cleaning operation was started on Monday. There were 552 big and small nullahs in Karachi. From out of 38 main nullahs, cleansing of 22 nullahs had already been started on emergency basis.

Sindh government had agreed to cleanse 19 nullahs of the city, while FWO had been tasked to remove garbage from Gujjar, Korangi and Moach Goth nullahs. The focus was to remove debris from 21 choked points of these nullahs.

Some 24 excavators, two loaders, 90 dumpers and 224 labours were engaged in the cleansing operation.