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Rs 30m cheques presented to CM

Staff Reporter

Lahore—Philanthropists, industrialists and traders met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Tuesday and presented cheques for three crore rupees to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the IDPs of North Waziristan. Cheques worth one crore 18 lakh rupees were presented on behalf of assembly members of Gujrat, overseas Pakistanis and traders while industrialists, philanthropists and different persons of Lahore gave Rs. one crore five lakh and traders and industrialists of Multan 45 lakh rupees.

13 confirmed dengue patients reported in Punjab during current year

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Kh. Salman Rafique has said that 13 confirmed dengue patients have been reported in Punjab during current year out of which five cases have reported from Lahore and two from Rawalpindi. He said that indoor spray is being carried out as case response strategy in that particular area from where any dengue patient is reported. Moreover, Technical Advisory Committee has not recommended fogging as adult dengue mosquitoes are reported in limited number. He said that excessive use of chemical is hazardous for human health.

LWMC removes 5000 tons of waste in one month

Muzaffar Ali

Lahore—“Lahore waste Management Company (LWMC) has removed some 5000 tons of waste from 882 open plots during the last 15 days of August,” said, Managing Director Khalid Majeed while briefing participants of a high level meeting held here on Tuesday. LWMC has also redressed some 57 complaints received on helpline 1139 regarding dengue issue. To highlight the importance of issue and sensitise masses on anti dengue precautionary measures, communication department organized several awareness campaigns in major markets and government and private educational institutions.

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