KARACHI  - Karachi is among the eight most polluted cities in Asia. This was stated by the Commissioner of Karachi, Roshan Ali Shaikh, here on his return from a visit to Britain.He was of the view that if this trend is not checked then Karachi may top the list. Roshan Shaikh said that during the visit some important agreements were inked with various renowned organisations. These include the disposal of 9,000 tons of garbage daily and generation of electricity from the garbage.He was of the view that this would also contribute towards tackling the problem of pollution and that generation of electricity would top some extent help towards overcoming the power shortage. A statement on Sunday said that Commissioner Karachi had visited Britain with Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Federal Minister Babar Khan Ghauri, Provincial Ministers Pir Mazharul Haq, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Raza Haroon, Faisal Subzwari, Administrator Karachi, Muhammad Hussain Syed and Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), Misbahuddin Farid. The Commissioner praised the efforts and guidance of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad.He said that agreements inked during the visit was a proof for the betterment of the people and for providing relief to them besides contributing towards checking the problem of pollution.Meanwhile, the MQM MNAs have expressed deep concerns on the killing of two children and their mother after being poisoned by their father in Sialkot.  They termed it an unfortunate outcome of the increasing poverty and high cost of living. They said a large number of poor people were finding it difficult to meet their ends due to unemployment and want of basic needs. They further said that the Sialkot incident was a stark reminder of the fact that the economic, financial and social condition of the country was critical. Unemployment and the resultant extreme poverty conditions were overtaxing the minds of helpless people forcing them to take desperate actions for ending their problems. They said that urgent steps should be taken to avoid such unfortunate incidents in future.