LAHORE - Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) is working hard to maintain the beauty of the city without much modifications to keep greenery everywhere.
Director General PHA, Muhammad Mehmood, talking to this scribe on Monday said that PHA was committed to restoring the original shape of the City of Gardens. He said that Lahore was considered one of the beautiful cities of the subcontinent and PHA was utilizing its resources to maintain it.
He said the government was working to provide free entertainment and sports facilities as jogging tracks, badminton courts, basketball courts, table tennis courts, men and women gyms, swings and seating arrangements and water coolers for senior citizens have been installed in the parks.
He said the low-income segment of society was given special attention as parks were built in their areas with uninterrupted power supply through solar panels. The DG said that in PHA's campaign to beautify the city, work on almost twenty proposed roads was underway and it would complete soon.
He said in spite of being overburdened, PHA had not neglected routine matters such as greenbelts and sports grounds.
Meanwhile, Punjab Minister for Labour Haji Ehsan-ud-Din Qureshi has said that inspection teams of the Labour Department are inspecting Ramazan bazaars and local markets to ensure the provision of daily-use items according to approved weight and measurement to the public.
The inspection teams have been given latest equipment to check weight and measurement, he added. Talking to delegations on Monday, he said the department had launched a weight and measurement survey in Lahore. He said the purpose of the survey was to collect data of outlets where instruments of weight and measurements were being used.
He said the teams had raided petrol pumps and sealed many of them for not using approved weight.