LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to launch pilot projects of cleanliness drive in six cities of the province in the first phase so that new and comprehensive system with people’s awareness can be introduced.
This was disclosed by Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan while presiding over a high-level meeting of Local Bodies Department on Tuesday. He directed the authorities to choose Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Rawalpindi and Sialkot to design extensive campaign at union council level to ensure proper collection of waste and establish health environment there. He asked that in educational institutions, public places and everywhere there should be organised campaign to create awareness among the masses to get maximum participation in this drive. Abdul Aleem Khan said that he himself would also be visiting these cities to review the arrangements of the Local Bodies Department. The senior minister said that the representatives of local bodies should also be invited to join in this campaign and get 100 per cent results of this exercise. Abdul Aleem Khan said that after these six districts the same campaign would be started in the remaining districts of Punjab and it would be ensured that there is no compromise in the provision of civic facilities to every citizen.
In the meeting, Local Government secretary and other officers gave a detailed briefing on the proposed cleanliness drive and said that the work would be started immediately and presentation would be given also. They also said that after the completion of preparation, this drive would take place very after Ashura and every officer and official of the department would ensure full participation. They also briefed other steps of the department taken to make this campaign a success.