The following is a translation by PAWS of the 3-page Urdu handout with guidelines and responsibilities for various government officials involved in the ‘Kutta Maar Mohim’ (dog-killing campaign) that was handed out at the May 30th City Government meeting on rabies and stray dogs.
h3. City District Government Karachi
Information and Responsibilities Regarding the Dog-Killing Campaign.
Dr. Shaukat Zaman
District Officer Health
Regulation and Quality Control
City District Government Karachi
Responsibilities of the City Government:
# EDO Health, City District Government will provide every town 1000 capsules in the first stage of the campaign.
# DO Solid Waste Management will take special care to ensure that the dogs killed during the campaign will be disposed off scientifically so that diseases do not spread in areas adjacent to the dumping ground.
# The Health Department, City District Government will be in complete contact with all the towns/union councils during the campaign and all THOs will inspect their respective areas and deliver their reports to the EDO Health District Government.
# To make this campaign a success, the DO Media Management will inform the public and daily reports with pictures of dogs killed in all the towns and union councils will be published in newspapers.
# The committee set up by the Nazim has requested him that to make the campaign effective and to boost the spirits of all staff involved, the Nazim should grant at least 20 lakh rupees from his provincial budget which will be distributed among the best working staff across all the towns and union councils.
# The DO Media Management will use the local newspapers to inform all such citizens who have pet animals that they keep their pet animals/dogs inside their houses during this campaign.
In this regard, at the city council’s next meeting the town in charge will approve, through a resolution, the payment of the award from the Nazim’s provincial fund.
h3. City District Government
The number of stray dogs in the city is increasing daily, as a result of which a large number of afflicted people with dog bites are being admitted to local hospitals daily.
In this regard, at the town and city government level, a dog-killing campaign has been conducted for a while now. But it has not shown any significant result and consternation and restlessness on a public level, and in newspapers has become evident.
The Honorable Nazim Naimatullah Khan took serious notice of the matter and directions have been issued to the Health Department, City District Government that a thorough and effective dog-killing campaign be brought into force so that the citizens of Karachi can be rid of this menace. The Nazim has formed a committee for this purpose which consists of the following people:
# Hon. Sajjad Haider Dara – UC Nazim – Convener
# Hon. Dr. Shaukat Zaman – DO Health Regulations and Quality Control Secretary
# Hon. Dr. Nasir Jalbani – DO Health Preventive – Member
# Hon. Shuqib – DO Solid Waste Management – Member
# Hon. Qazi Siraj – Media Co-ordinator – Member
The Nazim has directed that all towns and union councils should be included in this campaign because this responsibility is basically that of the town(s) and union council(s). This campaign will be started simultaneously within the limits of the Cantonment Board, KPT, PBWD and Pak Railways. In this regard, the aforementioned department heads will be requested to give them full support.
During the campaign, the city government and towns will have the following responsibilities:
h4. Responsibilities of Towns
Every town’s municipal officer is responsible for making the following arrangements during the campaign:
# Before the campaign, to have a meeting with the motor vehicle inspector, sanitary inspector, sub inspector and other officials and study the arrangements made to make the campaign a success.
# Every area’s sub inspector should tell the chief sanitary inspector the number of capsules to be made available according to the areaâ€™s requirements.
# After the distribution of the capsules to kill dogs, the town management will provide for the gulab jamuns (local sweet) and meat.
# Every town/union council will make three to four places in each area to collect killed dogs and all chief sanitary inspectors should ensure that all killed dogs should not be picked up from the collection points until the town Nazim, town municipal officer, union council Nazim and the city Nazim’s committee has made a verification/examination.
# Every town’s motor vehicle inspector will ensure that every driver of the area will make one trip for garbage and the second one to pick up killed dogs.
# Every town’s chief sanitary inspector will ensure that after the dogs have been picked up from the collection point the point should be cleaned and choona (limestone) should be sprinkled.
# Every town will ensure that the killed dogs will be disposed off in the Jam Chakro or Gonda Pass dumping ground. The DO Solid Waste Management will submit his report to the Nazim’s appointed committee in this regard.
# All town municipal officers will send pictures of the killed dogs and press releases to local newspapers and the DO Media Management City District Government.
# Every town’s management will make a complaint centre in their towns, and the complaint centerâ€™s address and telephone number will be published in newspapers.
# All staff which will carry out duties in this campaign are required that they keep their service cards with them so that they can be identified during examination checks.
# Every town Nazim will form a committee on the town level in which representatives of the municipal officer and union council officer will be included. This committee will give the names of the responsible staff that has done excellent work during the killing dog campaign to the city committee, so that prizes and certificates can be distributed to boost the spirits of such employees.
_The original urdu handout of the dog-killing campaign:_
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