PTI took positive steps to strengthen economy: CM


Hands over key of new vehicles to LWMC CEO for effective cleanliness in City

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday said Pakistan has made a successful economic takeoff due to hard work, determination and prudent policies of the PTI-led government.

“The economy is recovering fast due to a boom in business activities and now the country has come out of a difficult situation.”

The chief minister said the economy was weakened due to the wrong policies of the past rulers as they ignored public problems. “PM Imran Khan and his team have taken numerous steps to reform the national economy.

The constructive policies have started yielding positive results and the journey of public service will be continued to benefit the people,” the CM pointed out.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar handed over the symbolic key of new vehicles to CEO Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) Ms Rafia Haider on Friday

The CM directed to execute a cleanliness plan to cleanse the City on Eidul Azha, adding that best arrangements should be ensured to remove animals’ waste from the City roads and streets well in time.

He also announced to visit the monitoring control room set up for cleaning operations during Eidul Azha.

Usman Buzdar emphasized that citizens’ complaints should be resolved timely as an organized system has been devised to deal with cleanliness issues.

The LWMC will be transformed as an operational company to best perform. It will handle primary collection through its machinery, he added. It has been decided to go into an agreement for secondary waste collection, he explained.

The process for the procurement of 933 new vehicles has been started for primary collection and all the vehicles will belong to LWMC, he said.

Meanwhile, 6000 containers have been put at different places for the collection of solid waste.

Similarly, a vigilance cell is also established to overcome malpractices. The CM announced the cleanliness system will be fully established this year by ensuring the availability of necessary machinery and equipment to provide the best services to the citizens.

Provincial ministers including Yasir Humayun, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Murad Raas, Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Secretary LG&CD, commissioner Lahore, DG LDA, MD WASA, MD LWMC and others were also present.

The CM was informed that more than 1.5 million environment-friendly waste bags will be distributed to citizens through 290 union councils and 18 model camps in the City.

As many 119 temporary collection points and 15 dumping points have also been set up for the timely disposal of animal waste.

Similarly, limestone and phenyl will be used for cleansing the environment and citizens can lodge their complaints on social media accounts as well as dialling the helpline 1139. The supply of the first stock of machinery has also been ensured before Eid.

Meanwhile, the chief minister expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of lives due to the falling of the roof of a house in the Wassanpura area of Shadbagh and directed Commissioner Lahore to submit a report in this regard.


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