LAHORE   -   Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz has taken notice of the water shortage in the Walled City and certain areas of the provincial metropolis and directed WASA to take emergent steps. A coordinated mechanism should be devised in such areas and generators should also be arranged to operate the tube wells. While presiding over a meeting at his office on Monday, the CM directed that an action plan should be devised to clean all the nullahs of the city before monsoon season. Teams should be constituted at the level of union councils and the cleanliness work should be visible, he said. “A union council level water drainage mechanism be devised and I will not entertain any lame excuse in monsoon season,” the CM warned. The WASA MD would give a detailed briefing after Eid along with videos. The meeting was attended by MPAs including Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Malik Asad Khokhar, Samiullah Khan, Ch Shehbaz, Mian Marghoob Ahmed, Ramazan Siddique, Ghazali Saleem and others.


MNA Raja Riaz Ahmed called on Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz at his office on Monday and felicitated him on assuming the office of the chief minister. Both discussed political situation and matters of mutual interest.