LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said a $320 million project for modernising cleanliness system is fast being completed to make the provincial metropolis the most beautiful city of the world. 

Other cities of the province will also be cleaned on the model of Lahore, the CM said and set up a cabinet committee for the rapid execution of the project and directed to it to meet twice a week and take steps for removing hurdles in this regard. The CM will himself preside over meeting of the committee once a month. The CM said which while presiding over a meeting to review the pace of the project for modernising cleanliness system in the provincial metropolis with the collaboration of Turk companies, here Friday.

Provincial Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, Chairman Turk Company Oz-Pak, Muhibi Kartal, representatives of Turk companies Oz-Pak and Albayrak, MD Solid Waste Management, and officers concerned were also present.

Addressing the meeting, the CM said that the project of introducing a modern and organised system of cleanliness in Lahore would also transform Lahore into a city of flowers and gardens. He directed that a vigorous campaign be started for informing the people about the new system of cleanliness so that they could cooperate for its success. The representatives of Turk companies informed that they are facing customs problems for bringing their machinery to Pakistan due to which the progress at the desired pace is not being made.  The CM said that it is the first glorious project during the last 64 years for providing clean and healthy environment to the people but unfortunately hurdles are being created in its execution. He passed a direction for immediately contacting the federal authorities concerned for resolving problems being faced by the Turk companies.

He also directed the said cabinet committee to take measures on emergency basis to resolve customs and other problems so that completion of the project could be expedited.

Chairman Turk Company, Oz-Pak, Muhibi Kartal said that due to the keen interest being taken by Shahbaz Sharif, people are extending fullest cooperation due to which the project will prove the be successful.