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LWMC clears over 7,000 dumping grounds: CEO

By Our Correspondent
May 28, 2024
LWMC CEO, Babar Sahib Din. — Lahore Waste Management Company Website/File
LWMC CEO, Babar Sahib Din. — Lahore Waste Management Company Website/File

LAHORE:Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) was making substantial progress with its ongoing 15-day zero waste campaign, which was set to continue until May 30.

Under the directives of LWMC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Babar Sahib Din, special zero-waste activities were underway in Union Council 101 and Allama Iqbal Town. The CEO said the campaign has led to the clearance of over 40 open plots in UC 101 and the disposal of more than 45,000 tonnes of waste. Additionally, the zero waste drive has cleared over 7,000 garbage dumps and 410 open plots across the city and more than 490 kilometers of roads have been scraped. According to LWMC spokesperson Umar Chaudhry, over 5,000 waste containers were being emptied daily. Special manual sweeping efforts are also underway in Band Road, Bakar Mandi, Sabzazar, and their surroundings.

A public awareness walk involving political and social leaders, has also been organised to engage the community. The CEO emphasized the LWMC’s commitment to utilise all available resources to ensure a clean environment for Lahore’s residents. He stated that negligence in maintaining the city’s cleanliness would not be tolerated. LWMC officers and workers were operating in three shifts to maintain round-the-clock cleanliness.

Meanwhile, the CEO condemned violence against LWMC worker and provided support and legal assistance to him. In a recent incident in the Gujjarpura area, a distressing case of violence was reported against Yasir Masih, a diligent worker of the LWMC, allegedly by influential individuals.

The CEO promptly responded to the situation by personally visiting Yasir Masih at his residence to express harmony and support. He not only reassured the affected worker and his family, he also provided financial assistance from his own pocket. The CEO expressed his strong stance, asserting that no influential person would be allowed to mistreat LWMC workers. He vowed full support for Yasir Masih and his family, promising that the organisation would provide all necessary assistance. To ensure such incidents were handled effectively in the future, the CEO directed the formation of a legal team dedicated to addressing such cases promptly.

According to LWMC spokesperson Umar Chaudhry, the CEO was warmly welcomed by workers on his arrival in Gujjarpura, China Scheme, where he was accompanied by Deputy CEO Operation Muhammad Aurangzeb, Deputy GM Operation Anees Janjua, and other officials. The CEO emphasised that LWMC management stands firmly with its workers during times of adversity, condemning any acts of violence against them by influential individuals.