LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said provision of clean environment and disposal of garbage from the city is top priority which need practical steps instead of paper work, adding he wants to see a visible change in the City during the next 30 days. He directed that during the first phase four places should be selected in four populous localities, and made them cleanliness models. He also directed to formulate a comprehensive plan for removal of offal on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. He was addressing a meeting held with regard to solid waste management on Wednesday in which performance of the SWM Department regarding provision of healthy environment and disposal of garbage from the City and a roadmap formulated was reviewed in detail. MNAs Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and Bilal Yasin, MPA Ch Shahbaz Ahmad, Khawaja Ahmad Hassan, Commissioner, DCO Lahore, MD SWM, Director General PHA and officers concerned attended the meeting. Shahbaz Sharif said removal of garbage from the city was of great importance for provision of healthy environment. Due to unsatisfactory performance of the SWM Department, filth is seen everywhere in the city which, besides creating environmental pollution, are also becoming a cause of diseases. Although the SWM Department has evolved a best strategy for removing waste from provincial metropolis and keeping the environment clean, yet I want immediate implementation of this strategy and results, he said. Mentioning the project of Lahore-Kasur road, he said that this project was in ruins due to corruption but we accepted this gigantic project as a challenge and he not only paid five visits to this project but also took action against corrupt mafia involved in its construction. He said steps were being taken for activating the SWM Department and each official would have to work for making the service to the people his motto. He said that the people would only be satisfied with the performance of the Department when they would see clean city. He said that instead of clerks, efficient people having professional skills should be included in the SWM Company, and all possible resources would be provided to the SWM Company for providing clean environment. He said DG PHA had set an unprecedented example of hard work and devotion and has promoted horticulture in the provincial metropolis in a very beautiful manner which was not only commendable but is also worth emulating. Earlier, MD Solid Waste Management, Wasim Afzal Chaudhry, informed about the steps taken to improve the performance of the department and elimination of corruption. He informed that a roadmap had been evolved for keeping the city clean from waste and there would be a visible change in this regard within a period of three to six months.