KARACHI - The National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) on Sunday expressed deep concern over the state of sanitary conditions in the city.

Talking to the media, President NFEH, Naeem Qureshi said that according to a survey conducted in the past few days, it had been found that the road in front of CIA Centre in Saddar has been converted into a dumping ground for garbage, making the passage of people and vehicles well nigh impossible.

On the other hand, the condition of roads in Saddar Empress Market, Talpur Road, Lucky Star and Abdullah Haroon Road is steadily worsening, he said.

Liaquatabad cross road, Karimabad, Clifton, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Karachi and Shah Faisal Colony have also suffered a similar, if not worse, state of affairs. The NFEH has urged the provincial government to take prompt action to address the problem.

The National Forum for Environment and Health has also stressed the need for better sanitary conditions in hospitals, particularly Jinnah Hospital, and other adjoining hospitals in Cantonment area.