Residents of Peshawar’s Christian Colony wallow in municipality’s neglect. The garbage from the entire city is dumped at the neighborhood. The unsanitary and foul conditions are causing trouble to the occupants of the Christian Colony. In this regard, Christian activist Yasir Bhatti said that, “Christian community who cleans the entire city is forced to live at a place which is a garbage disposal site”.
Christian Colony nestled on Ring Road, is a predominantly Christian neighborhood, where heaps of garbage can be seen everywhere. The residents complain of the negligence of the concerned authorities as the municipality dumps waste in the colony. The roads and other parts of the colony remain littered, the neighborhood has severe garbage disposal problem. The problem is not limited to just dumping of the waste; soon after the waste is disposed of, cows, dogs and birds begin gorging on the trash. As a result, the waste is scattered everywhere.
Christian activists joined the residents in raising voice against blatant negligence displayed by the Peshawar administration. They urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to take notice of the pathetic situation of the residents of Christian Colony.
“Today I urge the Chief Justice of Pakistan and Army Chief to have pity on us… for God’s sake. I request you to visit us once. Spend some time with us… the role of Christians in the establishment of Pakistan is not a hidden from anyone.
We cast our votes in favor of Pakistan at the time of independence; which resulted in formation of Pakistan. The Christian community of this colony that clears away trash from the entire city, on the other hand, waste from the entire city is dumped at their neighborhood.
As a result of this, our children and the elderly are suffering from various diseases. Therefore, I request the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Government of Pakistan, Army Chief and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to pay heed to the cries of the residents of Christian Colony”, Yasir Bhatti said.