Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that a consolidated strategy should be adopted on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha for sanitary arrangements and disposal of offal of sacrificial animals. He said that cleanliness arrangements should be ensured on Eid as well as Taroo and Maroo at any cost and stern action should be taken against the persons burning “Siri Paays” (head and feet of sacrificial animals) on the roadsides as it causes environmental pollution. He said that administrative officers and officials displaying negligence towards sanitary arrangements during Eid days will not be spared.
He was presiding over a high level meeting regarding the cleanliness arrangements on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha at Model Town, here today. Kh. Ahmed Hassan, Commissioner Lahore Division. District Coordinait5on Officer Lahore, Managing Director Lahore Solid Waste Management, officials of Turk Companies and concerned officers were present. The Chief Minister said that the ban on the sale and purchase of sacrificial animals in the city should be strictly implemented and this business should be carried out only at the points specified for this purpose. He said that a vigorous public awareness campaign should be launched for maintaining cleanliness during the Eid days and disposal of animals waste and the assembly members should personally supervise the Eid arrangements.
The Chief Minister directed that complaint cell regarding cleanliness arrangements should be activated and it should work round the clock to redress public complaints. He further directed that modern technology should be utilized for the supervision of the sanitary staff and planning should be made for this purpose with the assistance of Punjab Information and Technology Board. He said that cleanliness is an article of faith and as a nation, it is a collective responsibility to keep the surroundings clean. The Chief Minister directed that the volunteers should also be deputed for sanitary arrangements on the occasion of Eid. Managing Director Lahore Solid Waste Management informed the Chief Minister that special bags will be given to the citizens for disposal of animal waste while special centres are also being established for the collection of offal from where it will be taken and destroyed at Mahmood Booti and other specific places in a proper manner.