KARACHI: Sukkan police on Thursday arrested a man over charges of throwing waste at an open place as the provincial government on Wednesday imposed a ban on such activity as part of an ongoing cleanliness drive in the metropolis.
“The police have apprehended Abdul Jabbar over violation of Section 144,” said area SHO Adeel Shah. The officer added that the held suspect was throwing waste of animals of a cattle pen at an open place when he was detained.
The Sindh home department on Wednesday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against throwing of garbage at open place.
According to a notification, the Karachi commissioner has informed that a cleanliness drive and lifting of solid waste/garbage on the directive of the chief minister was in full swing and it has been noticed in various parts of the city during the campaign that “garbage is haphazardly and indiscriminately being thrown on the streets, which causes public nuisance”.