CM directs urgent measures to make Lahore neat, clean city again

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PM advisor Qamar Zaman Kaira calls on Hamza

Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz has directed the authorities concerned for urgent measures to make the provincial capital Lahore a neat and clean city again. He said that city which once was a model of cleanliness was ruined during the last four years.

He stated this while chairing a meeting held at CM office on Wednesday to review steps for improving cleanliness arrangements in the provincial metropolis along with examining proposals to devise a new cleanliness system. Kh. Ahmad Hasaan, Kh. Imran Nazir, chief secretary, administrative secretaries and others attended the meeting.

Hamza Shahbaz said that as cleanliness is half of the faith, not only the posh localities but mohallas and streets should also be kept neat and clean because the provision of a clean environment to the common man is a collective responsibility of all of us. He directed that solid waste should be timely removed through existing resources and staff.

He also directed to identify a suitable piece of land for the new landfill site. The cleanliness arrangements should be daily monitored, he added. Similarly, the parliamentarians should be activated with regard to cleanliness arrangements at the level of union councils and the availability of LWMC staff should also be ensured, he stated.

The chief minister directed to early finalize a feasible plan for a permanent system of cleanliness and recommended that they should move forward on a fast track basis through short term, medium-term and long term planning to achieve results.

Meanwhile, Advisor to PM Qamar Zaman Kaira called on Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz at his office on Wednesday to discuss matters of mutual interest and the political situation. Both condemned the undemocratic tactics employed by the PTI and CM Hamza Shahbaz regretted that Imran Niazi finagled the nation for around four years. The youth were befooled about houses and employment opportunities while the economy teetered due to wrong policies, he maintained. As a result, Pakistan is at the crossroads. The public problems would be resolved in partnership with allied parties, the CM concluded.

 

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