LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at his office here on Tuesday to review Eid ul-Azha related arrangements. He directed to ensure foolproof security arrangements for protecting the life and property of citizens.
Security of eid congregations should be ensured at every cost, he added and made it clear that any violation of SOPs will not be tolerated in cattle markets and further directed to take legal action in case of violation. Similarly, cleanliness arrangements of cattle markets should be ensured along with the smooth flow of traffic around such markets, he said.
He further directed that best cleanliness arrangements should be ensured on Eid ul-Adha.
The CM asserted that solid waste management companies, as well as the local government department, should ensure zero-waste management on the occasion of eid.
The Punjab government has decided to set up a control room at Punjab Local Government Board for the monitoring of cleanliness arrangements, he said. He further directed that best cleanliness arrangements should be ensured in the whole of the province and citizen’s complaints be immediately redressed.
The garbage and animal waste should be properly disposed of, the CM directed. I will go to the field to personally monitor the ground situation, he added.
The best arrangements should be made and Commissioners and DCs should personally monitor cleanliness arrangements so that societal transformation should be visible to everyone.
He disclosed the first three best performing districts will be encouraged upon for ensuring best cleanliness arrangements while poor-performers will be held accountable. I will not tolerate any leniency in cleanliness arrangements of Lahore and other big cities as line departments are responsible for a neat and clean environment, the CM stated.
The CM admonished Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Toba Tek Singh for disposing of other matters during the meeting and enquired if it is the proper way of attending a meeting. Such a non-serious and non-professional attitude will not be tolerated in future, he warned. IG Police briefed about security arrangements while secretary local government and commissioners apprised about cleanliness arrangements.
Chief Secretary, ACS (Home), administrative secretaries, DC Lahore and MD LWMC attended the meeting while commissioners, DCs and MDs of waste management companies participated through video link.