He said arrangements have also been made for the supply of water through water tankers for meeting the daily needs of the people.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding supply of water to the masses in his tent office at Minar-e-Pakistan today. Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, Provincial Minister Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Special Assistants, Members National and Provincial Assembly, Commissioner and District Coordination Officer Lahore, heads of development authorities and senior officers attended the meeting. Secretary Housing informed about the emergent measures taken for the supply of drinking water to the people and implementation of the decisions of the last meetings.
During the meeting, there was a power outage due to loadshedding and the Chief Minister and other participants made use of hand fans due to scorching heat. The Chief Minister while addressing the meeting said that provincial government is fully aware of the sufferings of the people due to loadshedding and that is why he has set up tent office at Minar-e-Pakistan to apprise himself of the problems and sentiments of the masses.
The meeting was informed that complaint cells have been set up in the offices of sub-divisional officers of WASA to redress the grievances of the people regarding supply of water. The inquiry committee set up on the instructions of the Chief Minister Punjab regarding the foul smell in the water of the tubewell in Karim Park informed that the water of the tubewell installed in 2008 was declared unsuitable for human consumption.
The Chief Minister directed that legal action should be initiated against the element involved in this matter and the case be handed over to anti-corruption department.
Later, addressing a meeting at his tent office regarding Lahore Ring Road project, the Chief Minister said that Lahore Ring Road will be at par with motorway with regard to its standard of construction and facilities. He directed that weigh bridges should also be set up at the Ring Road so that the overloaded vehicles should not damage the road. Earlier Commissioner Lahore Division Jawad Rafique Malik gave a briefing to the Chief Minister regarding Ring Road Project. Agriculture Minister Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretary Finance, District Coordination Officer Lahore and officers concerned were also present in the meeting.