Shaniera Akram alarms Karachiites not to visit 'hazardous' Clifton beach

01:45 PM | 4 Sep, 2019
Shaniera Akram alarms Karachiites not to visit 'hazardous' Clifton beach
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KARACHI - Former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram’s wife Shaniera Akram has on Tuesday (yesterday) declared Karachi’s Clifton beach hazardous and in state of an emergency as there are kilometres of medical waste including hundreds of open needle syringes amongst other things, that has come in from the ocean.

She took to Twitter and wrote, “As of this minute, I Shaniera Akram, a citizen of Karachi declare Clifton beach officially hazardous and is in state of an emergency.”

“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 into the sand!

“I have walked on Clifton beach every day 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

“We crossed heartbreaking a long time ago, this is now dangerous!

“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 !

“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!

"Retweet #SaveOurCity #ThisHasToStop #CliftonBeachEmergency

“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”

Sindh Police responded to Shaniera Akram’s tweet and wrote, “Police have cordoned off the affected area of Clifton beach, section 144 has been imposed for the safety of visitors.”

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