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Is Lahore District Ist One to Catch ‘Attention’ of CS Punjab to Be Refined

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By Our Web Reporter

LAHORE– Here comes Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab and the second largest city in the country, that gets prioritized attention of the new Chief Secretary Punjab, for its development in all spheres.

Setting his priority, Chief Secretary Punjab Major (retired) Azam Suleman Khan chaired a meeting of Lahore district officials on Saturday with directives to prepare a comprehensive plan for traffic management, parking, beautification of roads and use of state land in public interest.

The Chief Secretary directed that committees comprising elected representatives, traders’ organizations and officers of relevant departments be set up to give recommendations after consultation with all stakeholders.

He asked the commissioner Lahore to ensure that revenue collection targets are achieved in any case.

He mentioned that protection of cultural heritage and archaeological sites is a national responsibility, adding that special measures must be taken for highlighting the culture and tourists’ sites of Lahore.

He directed the managing director of Lahore Parking Company to increase its revenue collection and submit a report about all illegal parking areas within 10 days after conducting a survey in collaboration with traffic police.

Issuing instructions regarding Clean and Green Pakistan Campaign, the Chief Secretary said that concrete measures should be in place to improve cleanliness and remove encroachments in the city.

He remarked that in order to control growing environmental pollution, special attention should be paid to plant more and more saplings.

Asking Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) to increase its tree plantation target, he said that trees not only help keep environment clean but also enhance beauty of the city.

He also issued directions regarding constitution of special teams to stop beggary and installation of screens in parks to raise awareness about traffic rules.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner Lahore Division, Director General Lahore Development Authority, Deputy Commissioner Lahore, Chief Traffic Officer Lahore, managing directors of Lahore Waste Management Company and Lahore Parking Company, director general of PHA and officers concerned.