Lahore: Commissioner Lahore Division, Jawad Rafiq Malik has ordered Director Town Planning to remove all the encroachments from fruit and vegetable market Badami Bagh. He also directed Secretaries Market Committees to ensure the participation of Commission Agents and Shop Owners for the improvement of cleanliness in the fruit and vegetable markets.
The Commissioner issued these orders while presiding over a meeting held to resolve problems of fruit and vegetable markets of Lahore. The meeting was also attended by MNA Mian Marghoob Ahmed, DCO Lahore, Additional Commissioner General, Assistant Commissioner General, DMD WASA, General Manager Operations Solid Waste Management, DO Agriculture, Secretaries Market Committees Multan Road, Badami Bagh, Singhpura, Kot Lakhpat and Raiwind and officers of the other department concerned.
The Commissioner told the meeting that the cleanliness in the fruit and vegetable markets is the responsibility of the market committees. He directed the Secretaries Market Committees to bring together the traders for solving the issue of cleanliness in the fruit and vegetable markets and action be taken in accordance with law against those not cooperating in the cleanliness of the fruit and vegetable markets. He directed DMD WASA to make connection by pass for the drain in Badami Bagh fruit and vegetables market so that the sewerage system of the area could be solved on permanent basis. He also directed the secretaries market committees to ensure the presences and working of sanitary workers and get sack those who do not work .He also said that bialdars be also given duties of sanitary work.
On that occasion MNA Mian Marghoub Ahmad said that only government resources should not be relied on for the solution of cleanliness in the markets the traders be also contributed for solving this issue on permanent basis.He said that cleanliness is a basic problem in the markets and collective efforts are needed in this regard so that healthy business activities could be promoted