KARACHI: ‘Clean Karachi Campaign’ launched by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) volunteers continued on second day today.

Under the campaign, the party workers are collecting heaps of garbage, participating in tree plantation drive, fixing manholes and painting the roadsides.

Special camps have been established in Lines Area, Kharadar, Korangi, Malir Town, and other parts of East, Center, West and South Karachi where volunteers have started cleaning roads and streets.

Earlier on Thursday, Rabita Committee members including Senior Deputy Convener Farooq Sattar, Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha, nominated-mayor Waseem Akhtar, deputy mayor Arshad Vohra and other party lawmakers also participated in the campaign.

Accumulation of garbage in absence of an effective disposal system has become a serious health hazard creating numerous infectious and other diseases in certain parts of the city.

Several areas already lack proper facilities for the collection and lifting of garbage resulting in insanitary conditions quite visible in almost all the localities of each town.

‘Clean Karachi Campaign’ by the MQM comes days after the political landscape of the metropolis was jolted with the return of Karachi’s former mayor and MQM leader Mustafa Kamal, who in his fiery press conference levelled serious allegations against the party leadership.

The drive was announced hours after MQM MPA Dr Sagheer Ahmed switched of loyalty towards Mustafa Kamal, leaving the political party of 28 years.