Our Staff reporter

HAFIZABAD

Local citizens have expressed grave concern over the insanitary condition prevailing in the city allegedly due to apathetic attitude of the officers concerned.

As per details, Awami Mahaz President Rana Khalid Mehmood said that most of the streets were littered with filth and garbage, drains were overflowing and the sewage system choked. He regretted that no street of Hafizabad city could be fumigated with insecticides as a result of which flies and mosquitoes had made the lives of citizens miserable. Moreover, due to invasion of mosquitoes most of the citizens are compelled to pass sleepless nights. The AM president called upon the Divisional Commissioner and the Punjab Chief Minister to take prompt action against the TMA Administrator and other officials concerned for their sheer negligence in the provision of basic civic amenity.

It is to be noted that most of the sanitary staff has been deputed on the routes of Muharram processions while the other localities have been altogether ignored by the TMA which is matter of concern for the residents.

ARRESTED: On the complaints of citizens, DOC Mushtaq Ahmad Sipra raided on premises on Jagganwala Road and got arrested a shopkeeper Shoukat Ali on the charge of supplying CNG gas to a passenger van. A case has been registered against the shopkeeper accordingly.

The DOC has warned the shopkeepers of stern action if they continued to gas decanting or supplying CNG gas to the transporters.