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Punjab: CM Buzdar Shows Displeasure Over Delay in Timely Removal of Rainwater

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LAHORE– Showing indignation over the accumulation of rainwater in Lahore and other cities of the province, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to early complete the drainage of water along with submission of the report about the same. 

The CM contacted WASA officials and administration from Islamabad and directed them to remain in the field. All-out resources should be utilized for drainage of rainwater and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard, he informed.

The removal of water should be completed in the minimum of time by utilizing necessary machinery as any difficulty to the citizens is not tolerable, the CM added. Similarly, the chief minister directed that smooth flow of traffic should also be ensured adding that traffic officials, WASA and representatives of the administration should remain available in the field during rain. Implementation on water drainage plan should be ensured, he directed. Why prior arrangements were not made and stagnant water was not removed for many hours as rains were expected, he inquired.

He further directed that WASA should give particular attention to the removal of water from main roads as well as link roads. The concerned officials should complete the task in their supervision as stagnant water disturbs routine life. There is no room for any negligence and removal of water requires immediate action, the CM further said. 

Meanwhile, the CM has expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of lives in different incidents. He has condoled the death of different people including mother and children due to falling of roofs in Harbanspura area of Lahore, Faisalabad, Gojra, Mandi Bahauddin, Zafarwal and Phalia. He has also condoled the loss of lives due to an accident in a coalmine in Chakwal and extended sympathies to bereaved heirs. He has sought a report from the concerned administration and directed to provide best treatment facilities to the injured. –HANDOUT