LWMC imposed 11,134 fines in a year


LAHORE: The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has imposed more than 11,134 fines in Lahore during 2016-17 against all those people who were involved in improper or illegal dumping and transporting of waste, as the body has been given enforcement powers to impose fines.

In a statement issued here on Monday, LWMC said that it holds all those people and organisations responsible who dispose of waste improperly, throw waste in open plots and drains and use open vehicles for transportation of waste. Nearly 8,000 waste containers are placed in Lahore to facilitate citizens and to provide them a clean environment. Besides, the body has devised an 1139 helpline where citizens can register complains.

19 enforcement inspectors are currently on board issuing the challans. In addition to these inspectors, 35 zonal officers have also been given the authority to impose fine and to ensure the implementation of LWMC’s SOPs.

LWMC Managing Director Bilal Mustafa Syed stated that LWMC is dedicated to facilitate citizens by working day and night to provide state-of-the-art cleanliness services which can be compared with any other city of Pakistan. The challans LWMC is issuing are based on fair and transparent evidence, he said. He requested the people of Lahore to dispose of waste properly and avoid any inconvenience.

In addition, Operation Manager Murtaza Chaudhary mentioned that LWMC is responding to all complaints received either on 1139, on social media or through any other means. Enforcement Manager Mohsin Sadiq stated that LWMC has made 11,134 challans worth Rs 12,678,000 since June 2016.