LAHORE: Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, while presiding over a high-level meeting, on Thursday expressed reservations over the working and performance of Turkish companies working in the field of waste management and sought the details of resources involved in this process.
He indicated that gradually, the dumping sites should be replaced with recycling plants in all the cities of Punjab so that citizens could be provided congenial atmosphere as people were unsatisfied with performance lately.
The senior minister also claimed that ever since foreign companies got involved, the waste management process has worsened. He said that close ties between Pakistan and Turkey have no replacement but business companies will have to deliver and come up to the mark because there would be no compromise on performance.
The senior minister said that in the future, Turkish and all the foreign companies would be given equal opportunities to bid for cleanliness work in the major cities of Punjab and there would be no favouritism in this regard. He said that in the past, required results could not be achieved because of political interference.
He said that the media is also pointing out the loopholes in this regard for which Solid Waste Management Company, Ozpak and Albayrak should own their part and immediately take steps for improvement by recycling garbage for the production of fertilisers, gases and other usable items.
Aleem Khan asked the Turkish companies and LWMC to work jointly and take a collective tour of the route and dumping site of Lakho Dair as early as possible and also monitor progress on a daily basis. He said that if results are not produced then the media and the people would criticise the government.