CM instructs WASA to rid city of rain water


Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif paid a three-hour long visit to different areas of the provincial metropolis on a coaster after Fajr prayers on Saturday.

The CM started his visit at five in the morning and returned to Model Town round 8:00 am.

He got down from the vehicle at several places and personally monitored the situation after heavy rains and issued on the spot instructions to officers concerned.

The CM visited Model Town, Kalma Chowk, Ichra, Qurtaba Chowk, Jain Mandar, AG Office Chowk, GPO Chowk, Mall Road, Lakshmi Chowk, Nicholson Road, Haji Camp, Aik Moriya Pull, Misri Shah, Chowk Nakhuda, Badami Bagh, Timber Market Ravi Road, Bhati Chowk, Chauburji, Multan Road, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Gulberg and Ferozepur Road and directed the officers concerned for immediate drainage of rainwater from low-lying areas. Shahbaz issued instructions for immediate repair of roads damaged due to heavy rains.

He got down from the vehicle at Lakshmi Chowk and shook hands with the WASA officials, lauded their performance and announced cash prize for them.

He advised the WASA officials to work hard and spare no effort for drainage of rainwater. WASA officials raised slogans in favour of the CM and assured him that they will leave no stone unturned for resolving problems of people.

The CM took notice of fallen trees at some places and directed the commissioner and Lahore DCO to remove the trees immediately and report be submitted to him at the completion of the work.

Taking notice of the rainwater accumulated on the road next to Haji Camp Nicholson Road, the CM directed that drainage work should be undertaken on war footing.

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