Provincial Minister for Local Government & Community Development Mian Mahmood-ul-Rashid has said that Lahore Parking Company (LPC) was being given a four-month deadline to improve its performance otherwise it could be closed. He was addressing a meeting chaired by him at the Civil Secretariat. Secretary Local Government Syed Mubasher Hussain, Commissioner Lahore Division Aamir Jan, Chairman of LPC Abid Mir, CEO and other officers were also present on this occasion.
In the meeting, the performance of LPC and its outsourcing issues were reviewed in detail.
Mian Mahmood-ul-Rashid directed the concerned authorities that measures should be taken to increase the revenue of the company by ending the political interference in its affairs and illegal occupation of the mafia on its parking sites. Secretary Local Government said that initially 10 parking sites would be outsourced, if the experiment would become successful, more sites could be outsourced.
He said that the auction process should be made transparent in all respects so that the government gets maximum revenue and quality parking facilities are available to the people.
The Commissioner assured that all possible assistance would be provided to end the illegal possession of 22 sites of the company.
Abid Mir drew the attention of the meeting to the fact that the staff of the Metropolitan Corporation created unnecessary obstacles for the parking company and also the lack of support from the police against the squatting mafia and illegal elements was a hurdle in improving its performance. He assured that the directives of the Local Government Minister would be fully implemented to make the company a profitable enterprise.