Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday declared that there should be no compromise in cleanliness and all-out resources should be utilized for best cleanliness in the metropolis. He asked the newly-posted LWMC Chairman Malik Amjad Ali Noon to pay special focus to cleanliness in backward and middle-class localities.
Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was talking to Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) Chairman Malik Amjad Ali Noon who called on the CM on Wednesday.
The chief minister directed to improve the cleanliness situation in the city. “I want all city areas neat and clean and would visit the city soon to personally review the cleanliness situation,” the CM said. He said the cleanliness arrangements should be made better than the best and the government will extend all-out support in this regard. CM Buzdar said that the provincial metropolis should be made an exemplary city with regard to cleanliness arrangements and action will be initiated against the staff concerned in case of any laxity in the removal of filth.
The CM assured that requisite resources will be provided for cleanliness and asked the citizens to cooperate with LWMC for keeping their areas clean. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said the rural womenfolk play an important role in strengthening the agrarian economy.
In a message, the CM appreciated the women’s role in developing the rural economy as they also work in the field to help increase agricultural productivity. It is sanguine the rural women are hard working and the government is fully determined for the development and protection of women’s rights, he added.
Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik presented a cheque worth Rs1,200 million to Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar for CM Fund for Corona Control.
In this regard, the CM appreciated the philanthropic passion of the government employees as they have set an example of sacrifice for the ailing humanity. The impecunious strata were badly affected and the government spent the donations in a transparent manner to rehabilitate the affectees, he added. It is satisfying that the nation has always faced every challenge head-on and emerged successfully from difficult situations. It is also important to follow SOPs to avoid a second corona wave and social distancing should be followed.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said 122 new corona cases have surfaced during the last 24 hours in Punjab. Six corona affectees have died during the last 24 hours. 96972 patients have so far been recovered from the Covid-19 virus. The number of active cases in corona is 1772. 11072 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours. Overall 1396005 tests have so far been conducted. 2270 patients have died due to the corona pandemic.