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Popular social activist and ‘Fix it’ campaigner Alamgir Khan arrested

KARACHI: Man behind the popular ‘Fix it’ campaign in Karachi, Alamgir Khan, has been detained for registering his protest outside Chief Minister House against poor cleanliness situation across the city.

Alamgir, riding a tractor filled with garbage, had to stage demonstration outside the CM House, however a large contingent of police placed blockades along the road to prevent Khan from heading to the destination.

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Talking to media before his detention, Khan said thousands of tons of garbage was produced in Karachi and there exists no mechanism for its effective disposal.

 

 

He said someone has donated him a tractor for social service, “hence I have gathered garbage from different points in city and I have taken this to the CM House to ask our chief minister about disposal point of the trash.”

These government high-ups, he said, are so inefficient and incompetent that they have blocked the road leading to the CM House instead of doing their duty.

Alamgir Khan made headlines and gathered huge praise from Karachiites after he recently kicked off a campaign ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to highlight misgovernance in Karachi.

Under the campaign, the team initially spray painted face of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah near potholes and missing gutter caps with a message “Sleeping Beauty… fix it.”

Copy of FIR logged against Alamgir Khan

Khan later expanded his drive when a large number of citizens joined him.

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