Karachi mayor served court notice over flies infestation | Pakistan Today

Karachi mayor served court notice over flies infestation

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday once again issued a notice to Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and other officials over the fly infestation in the provincial metropolis.

The notice was issued to Akhtar and other officials, including District Municipal Corporation (DMC) chairman, after a citizen filed an application regarding the abundance of flies in Karachi.

During today’s hearing, the court ordered that Akhtar, DMCs and the local bodies secretary should ensure their presence at the next hearing.

The court further said both the parties should ensure they submit their answers at the next hearing.

Swarms of flies are descending on Karachi in what residents say are record numbers this rainy season, adding to the misery of the city’s monsoon “hell”.

Heavy rains have inundated the sprawling port city of nearly 20 million people for weeks, overwhelming shoddy drainage systems clogged with mountains of uncollected garbage and flooding neighborhoods with raw sewage.

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