Islamabad - Garbage heap at Korang Nullah along the expressway has exposed the tall claims of Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) bosses to make the city clean and green. Nauseating smell arising from garbage heap is a constant irritant for residents and motorists using this busiest road on daily basis.

Motorists are of the view that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and private housing societies on both sides of the expressway are equally responsible for the unhygienic situation because they do not have appropriate facilities to dispose of solid waste in an environment friendly manner.

Talking to this agency, they said sanitary workers and garbage collectors from different localities dump the filth in the Korang Nullah, which can block its water flow and cause flash flood during the Monsoon season. Locals said that no existing or upcoming housing society has a proper design or plan to construct a separate landfill site or incineration plant to dispose of solid waste produced on daily.

Ali Hassan, a government servant who daily commute between Rawat and

Islamabad using the expressway said he and his colleagues have developed the habit of covering nose even sitting in car with closed windows while

passing through the nullah.

He said it was beyond understanding that why the department concerned was oblivious to the garbage heap which have negative impacts on environment and health. Abdul Salam, a local said the dumping site had become a source of diseases and should be immediately shifted from there.

Malik Abid, who received his guests coming from abroad at the Benazir

Bhutto International Airport said he felt ashamed when passing through the nullah along with guests to reach his home in Kahuta.

Talking to this agency, health experts said due to this heaves of garbage various dangerous disease like Dengue, Hepatitis and others could breakout in the city. When contacted a CDA official said he was not aware about the actual situation of the area. “Where garbage is dumped, I do not know,” remarked the CDA official.