“We Need to Fix the Source”: Shaniera Akram Addresses Waste Dumping on Karachi Beaches!

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Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram’s wife Shaniera Akram has always considered herself a citizen of Karachi and as Pakistanis, we have openly welcomed her just over 4 years ago.

Once again, as an activist, she has spoken out about the conditions of the beaches all across Karachi.

She took it to her official Twitter account to write a note about how serious we all need to be when it comes to cleaning the beaches and fixing the source of waste.

She wrote:

All day, every day, these workers are in the hot sun cleaning up the filth that is getting washed on our shores. Our ocean is polluted and no matter how hard we work at cleaning the beach rubbish still washes in everyday. We need to fix the source instead of bandaging the problem!

Shaniera has called-out for a permanent solution eradicating this problem from its roots once and for all.

She has shown Karachiites the mirror of how our plastic is killing our land, our fishes, and most importantly, it’s killing us.



September 3rd, 2019: As a concerned citizen, Akram shared the horrible truth about Clifton Beach and declared it as a biohazard site and in a state of emergency.

In her first tweet, she shared that she almost stepped on 9 syringes at the beach in the morning!

‘Nearly stood on 9 syringes at the beach this morning, don’t know if I should be more worried about our rubbish situation or our drug epidemic?’

Nearly stood on 9 syringes at the beach this morning, don’t know if I should be more worried about our rubbish situation or our drug epidemic? #CliftonBeach #WeNeedSystems #ThingsHaveToChange

Today, she officially announced it as a concerned citizen that Clifton Beach is not safe!

As of this minute, I Shaniera Akram, a citizen of Karachi declare Clifton beach officially hazardous and is in state of an emergency.

She continued:

I have found over 4 dozen open syringes in the last 10 minutes. This is a biohazard and our beach needs to be closed down until the proper authorities can guarantee the people of Karachi are safe. This has gone on long enough, peoples lives are at risk.

News channels need to get down to the beach between chunky monkey and salt and pepper now before these rusty old tractors dig this medical waste deeper in to the sand!

I have walked on Clifton beach everyday for the last 4 years and I have never been scared until today. This beach needs to be shut down now

Medical waste, syringes, viles of blood that has come in from the ocean has spread across Clifton beach for kilometres. The beach is biohazardous and in a state of emergency

There is kilometres of medical waste including hundreds of open needle syringes amongst other things, that has come in from the ocean. Clifton beach, at this moment, is extremely dangerous and needs to be shut down #CliftonBeach #MedicalWaste #BeachShutDown #ImSoSorryKarachi

Right now on Clifton Beach! Please listen to me, this has crossed the line of dangerous! We need to #CloseTheBeachNow #StateOfEmergency #CliftonBeachIsABioHazardZone

DO NOT go to the beach and try to clean it, this is biohazardous waste and needs to be a restricted area and cleaned by professionals. The sea and beach needs to be declared unsafe for everyone immediately

It’s like everything you are scared of in a hospital has just washed up on our beach

There is kilometres of medical waste including hundreds of open needle syringes amongst other things, that has come in from the ocean. Clifton beach, at this moment, is extremely dangerous and needs to be shut down #CliftonBeach #MedicalWaste #BeachShutDown #ImSoSorryKarachi

I have stayed silent for too long. Every tv channel needs to be running this now. You have a duty of care to protect the lives of the people of Karachi and tell them Clifton beach, as it stands, is totally unsafe for anyone!

We deserve better than this ! #CliftonBeach #StateOfEmergency #MedicalWasteHasWashedUpOnOurBeavh #CliftonBeachShutDown

Why is the beach still open? For me,This is not a blame game this is a “we need to act now”problem & close the beach. I don’t want to be in this position but I have no choice peoples lives are at stake and I was faced with a moral obligation. People needed to know about this

After she highlighted the alarming situation, Sindh Police took immediate action and implemented section 144 for the safety of visitors.

Police have cordoned-off the affected area of Clifton beach, section 144 has been imposed for the safety of visitors. #SSPSouth #Karachi @iamShaniera

There is kilometres of medical waste including hundreds of open needle syringes amongst other things, that has come in from the ocean. Clifton beach, at this moment, is extremely dangerous and needs to be shut down #CliftonBeach #MedicalWaste #BeachShutDown #ImSoSorryKarachi

Brandsynario strongly asks its readers to STAY AWAY from Clifton Beach until the concerned authorities have ensured the site is no longer a bio-hazard to the health of Karachiites.

Authorities are urged to take action and citizens are requested to bring this alraming situation to their notice.

Stay safe and stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.

 

 

 

 

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