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Country out of difficult situation: CM Usman Buzdar

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July 17, 2021

LAHORE : Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that country’s economy has taken off due to hard work, determination and prudent policies of the PTI-led government.

In a statement here Friday, the chief minister said the economy was recovering fast due to a boost in the business activities. The country has come out of a difficult situation, he added. The economy had weakened due to the wrong policies of the past rulers, as they had ignored the public problems, he regretted. On the other side, PM Imran Khan and his team had taken numerous steps to reform the national economy. The constructive policies have started yielding positive results and the journey of public service would be continued to benefit the people, added the CM.

LWMC: The chief minister handed over a symbolic key of new vehicles to Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) CEO Rafia Haider here Friday.

The chief minister directed to execute a plan to cleanse the city on Eid-ul-Azha, adding that the best arrangements should be ensured to remove animals waste from the city roads. He also announced visiting the monitoring control room set up for cleaning operations for Eid.

Usman Buzdar emphasised that citizens’ complaints should be redressed timely as an organised system had been devised to deal with cleanliness issues. He said that the LWMC would be transformed as an operational company to the best performance, adding that it would handle primary collection through its machinery. It had been decided to go into an agreement for secondary waste collection, he explained. The process for the procurement of 933 new vehicles had been started for primary collection and all the vehicles would belong to LWMC, he said.

Meanwhile, 6,000 containers have been put at different places for the collection of solid waste. Similarly, a vigilance cell is also set up to overcome malpractices. Provincial Ministers Yasir Humayun, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Murad Raas, Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed, SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Secretary LG&CD, commissioner Lahore, LDA DG, Wasa MD, LWMC MD and others were also present.

The chief minister was told that the citizens could collect more than 1.5 million environment-friendly waste bags from 290 union councils and 18 model camps. Around 119 temporary collection points and 15 dumping points have also been set up for the timely disposal of animal waste. Similarly, limestone and phenyl will be used for cleansing the environment and citizens can lodge their complaints on social media accounts as well as dialing the helpline 1139.

CONDOLENCES: Usman Buzdar expressed deep grief over the loss of lives due to the falling of the roof of a house in the Wassanpura area of Shadbagh. The CM extended sympathies to the bereaved family and directed the commissioner to submit a report in this regard.