Shaniera Akram applauds CBC's efforts to keep Clifton beach clean and asks Karachiites to follow suit
With the threat of global warming looming over our heads, the need for environmental care and consideration has become more important than ever and we have our activists to remind us of that. Shaniera Akram speaks on any matter that requires attention and keeping the beach clean is one that she's reiterated many a time in the past. She's now sharing the Cantonment Board Clifton's clean-up drive and encouraging Karachiites to dispose of their rubbish correctly.
The activist and her husband Wasim Akram had "spoken to cooperative authorities" regarding the conditions of the beach and received an invite to the CBC's clean-up drive "to witness their efforts to help restore our beach." She posted videos and photos of the tidy beach to show the aftermath. Workers can be seen spread out, wheeling around large trash cans in her post.
"CBC have employed over 200plus workers to clean our beach and foreshore everyday. They have deployed over 10 tractors and one large beach cleaning machine to help extract the trash from under the sand," she wrote, revealing how the CBC had utilised quite a lot of resources to get the job done right.
Speaking about how its ensuring workers are supplied with proper nutrition and work gear to carry out the job, she said "CBC also offer their employees breakfast, chai and lunch and supply water, warm clothes and cleaning gear." She applauded the team saying, "incredible efforts made by [the board] to ensure that our beaches stay clean and safe for public use."
Akram addressed Karachiites, pleading for them to respect the hard work that's gone in restoring the beach, "PLEASE don’t let our efforts go in vain, the rubbish you drop is just like slapping the face of the people that are working hard to keep our beach clean. Please do the right thing and respect our community, our natural resources and our city by disposing of your rubbish the right way!"
Just a day earlier Akram had posted a photo of a garbage can surrounded by litter captioned, "Last I checked rubbish was meant to go 'in' the bin not next to it! Unlike so many places in Karachi this area has bins and rubbish collections, There really is NO excuse for this."
The activist has been vocal about issues like child labour, donating to the homeless and safe driving but the Seaview beach issue has struck a particularly strong chord with her. Her husband has also joined her in speaking against it.