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Islamabad

August 3, 2012
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Steps for water supply, sewerage in Ravi Town

Islamabad

August 3, 2012

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LAHORE
COMMISSIONER Jawad Rafique Malik taking serious notice of non-availability of drinking water and faulty sewerage system in different areas of Ravi Town ordered Wasa authorities to review the situation of the union councils there and solve the problems.
Listening to complaints of residents of Ravi Town in an open court at Attiq Stadium here on Thursday, the Commissioner issued orders for redressal of the complaints. Earlier, 44 complaints were forwarded to the Commissioner relating to faulty sewerage system, patchwork, streetlight and non-availability of drinking water, cleanliness, encroachment, cattle eviction besides education and police departments.
The Commissioner expressed concern over the fact that most of the complaints pertained to Wasa. He said Wasa officials deputed in different areas of Ravi Town should be more active. He said Chief Minister Punjab had already issued special funds for uninterrupted provision of water to residents so its availability be ensured by installing generators at tube-wells in case of power failure. He said provision of water to mosques and houses at sehar and iftar be ensured at every cost and there would be zero tolerance for those found guilty of dereliction.
He sought a report immediately from the officers of the departments concerned for effective implementation of orders on the individual applications.
He further said that open courts would be made more effective and result-oriented by solving the problems of the applicants.
Taking action on a complaint lodged by a resident of Frukhabad, Union council-3 regarding dilapidated condition of streets and open manholes, he directed Director Wasa to conduct a survey of the area and do the needful immediately there.
A resident of Bhatti Gate complained to the Commissioner about sale of drugs and rising crime in his locality upon which the Commissioner directed SP concerned to increase the police patrol in the area and curb the anti-social

elements.

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