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Karachi residents struggle as rubbish accumulates

The rapid growth of new housing and industrial estates have waste expected to rise to 18,000 tonnes a day by 2020.

Rising piles of rubbish in Pakistan‘s largest city are causing increasing alarm.

The government has claimed to have a plan to handle the trash and sewage, but officials in cities across Pakistan have said they are unable to cope with increasing waste.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports.