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Commissioner Lahore listens complaints in open court

Commissioner Lahore Division Jawad Rafique Malik, taking serious notice of non-availability of drinking water and faulty sewerage system in different areas of the Ravi Town, has ordered WASA authorities to review the situation of the union councils of the said town and solve the problems of the local residents in consultation with them.
The Commissioner issued these orders while listening to the complaints of the residents of the Ravi town in an open kutchehry at Attiq Stadium, here today. A total of 44 complaints were lodged to the Commissioner which mostly related to faulty sewerage system, patchwork, streetlight, non-availability of drinking water, cleanliness, encroachment, cattle eviction besides that of education and police department. The Commissioner issued at the spot orders for the redressal of the complaints.

The Commissioner expressed concern over the fact that most of the complaints pertained to WASA. He cautioned the WASA officials to make the WASA officials deputed in the different areas of the Ravi Town more active. He informed that Chief Minister Punjab had already issued special funds for the uninterrupted provision of water to the local residents so that the availability of water could be ensured to the local residents by installing the generators at tube-wells in case of power failure. He urged that the provision of water in mosques and houses at sehari and aftar be ensured at every cost and there would be zero tolerance for those found guilty of dereliction.

Speaking on the occasion, he disclosed that report was sought immediately from the officers of the concerned departments for the effective implementation of orders on the individual applications. He further said that open kutchehries would be made more effective and result-oriented by solving the problems of the applicants. The Commissioner, taking action on a complaint lodged by a resident of Frukhabad, Union council No.3, regarding the dilapidated condition of the streets, open manholes, where he directed the Director WASA to conduct a survey of the area and do the needful immediately there. A resident of Bhati Gate complained to the Commissioner about the sale of drugs and rising incidents of crime in his locality upon which the Commissioner directed the SP concerned to increase the police patrol in the area and curb the anti-social elements so that people of the area might perform their social duties without any hindrance of lot.

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