Stangnant water in nulllahs posing health hazards

ISLAMABAD: Garbage heaps and stagnant water in nullahs  are posing health hazards to the Isloites due to apathy of  authorities concerned .

The residents of Sector I-10 in particular are facing health problems these days as they have to bear nasty smell emanating from garbage heaps and stagnant water in nullahs.

Amir Ali, a resident of the same sector said the citizens were suffering from various respiratory diseases due to the garbage heaps and still water of nullahs.

Khizar Hayat, a resident of Sector G-10 also expressed similar views saying that life was becoming miserable due to garbage, scattered everywhere in the sector and standing water in nullahs.

He said Capital Development Authority (CDA) should take steps for properly dumping the garbage heaps and cleanliness of those nullahs to avoid environmental and health problems.

A medical specialist Dr Faisal Iftikhar said people with respiratory issues were visiting his clinic frequently these days due to unhealthy environment caused by filthy nullahs and garbage heaps.

“Nullahs and garbage were causing several other diseases such as malaria, dengue, dysentery and cholera,” he said.

When contacted, Deputy Mayor Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) Syed Zeeshan Naqvi said the sanitation staff were properly performing their duties and taking timely measures to deal such type of issues being faced by the general public in the vicinity.