LAHORE   -   Commissioner M Aamir Jan has directed the Parks and Hor­ticulture Authority (PHA) to restore each and every public park of the provincial capital.

He was chairing a meet­ing at the PHA headquarters, which was attended by PHA Chairman Yasir Gilani, Direc­tor General Zeeshan Javed, LWMC Chief Executive Officer Rafia Haider, Chief Officer Met­ropolitan Corpora­tion Lahore (MCL) Ali Abbas Bukhari and others, here on Friday. The commis­sioner ordered that all 45 parks of the city should be re­stored within next four weeks, saying that the PHA DG should monitor the working and perfor­mance of each zone in-charge and submit a report twice a month in the commis­sioner’s office. The horticulture authority should beautify its areas and parks with lights in connection with Ashra Shan-e-Rehmatul Lil-Aalamin celebra­tions, he said, adding that at least 30 percent more planta­tion in parks and green-belts should be ensured. PHA DG Zeeshan Javed, while giving briefing on ‘Shining and Green Lahore’ campaign, said that all departments including LWMC, MCL WASA and PHA were working in a coordinated man­ner to make the campaign a success, adding that beautifica­tion and horticulture works be­ing carried out in Allama Iqbal Airport areas which would be completed within next 15 days. 

The meeting was briefed that rehabilitation work and tuff-tile installation at service lines of The Mall Road would also completed in two days while Shimla Pahari and Empress Road would be included in the next phase of the campaign.

LWMC REMOVED 91,586 TONS OF SOLID WASTE IN 15 DAYS

The Lahore Waste Management Com­pany (LWMC) suc­cessfully completed 15-day cleanliness operation in con­nection with the ‘Shining & Green Lahore’ campaign and removed more than 91,586 tons of solid waste from the city. As per LWMC sources, the purpose of con­ducting the zero waste opera­tion was to ensure extraordi­nary cleanliness arrangement in every area of the city. The zero waste operation had been conducted in phases in all nine towns of the provincial capital. During the operation, LWMC had made exemplary cleanli­ness arrangements outside all mosques, churches, grave­yards, public and private hospi­tals and other places.