KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has said that the growing number of stray dogs in the city came under the authority of District Municipal Corporation (DMC) instead of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).
Speaking at an event in Karachi, Mayor Karachi said that the growing number of stray dogs in the city were out of the control of KMC.
Waseem Akhtar pointed out that it was under the authority of District Municipal Corporation (DMC) to act against the increase in the population of stray dogs.
Waseem Akhtar said that the system was flawed, and issues could not be resolved until it was set right. Karachi has been an important city.
Earlier, the Sindh government announced to start a campaign for the elimination of stray dogs across the province.
A report in June stated that cases of dog bites in Sindh, including Karachi, have risen to an alarming rate with 70,000 people affected over the last five months.
As per the report, 70,000 cases were reported from across Sindh, with 320 from Karachi. District Malir recorded the highest number of cases of dog bites.
In Larkana division, the number of cases of dog bite topped the list. From January to May 2019, 22, 822 cases were surfaced from Larkana.
The number of stray dogs is increasing day by day. And now it has become a serious problem for the citizens of Karachi. These dogs wander everywhere around our houses, near our schools, colleges, in public parks and in my university. These stray dogs are dangerous since their bite can cause rabies.
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