PESHAWAR - Two-hundred sanitary workers were given cash awards at a ceremony here on Wednesday.

A press release said the awards, given by Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) and Tars Foundation, were aimed to increase motivation of the workers. The cash awards were distributed during a ceremony held here at zonal office, Zone E, where Chief Executive Officer WSSP Dr Hassan Nasir, Tars Foundation President Abdul Majid Qureshi, and General Manager (Ops) WSSP Riaz Ahmad Khan were also present.

The distribution of cash award was part of Eid package for the sanitary workers in recognition of their services. Speaking on the occasion, the chief executive officer said that WSSP had been taking initiatives for welfare of its staff, especially field staff. “Sanitation is a hard job that requires labour and strong will and everyone can’t do it,” he said.

He added that this job became harder in the month of Ramazan and urged the masses to cooperate with them.

“Cooperate with them means throw waste at designated places and if a container is not available around you, then pack the waste in a plastic bag and dump it a place where our sanitary workers could easily pick it,” he stated.

The head of Tars Foundation lauded the contribution of WSSP in cleanliness of the city and preserving its beauty. Qureshi said that it was sanitary workers’ right over the masses to be taken care of and should be helped out by fulfilling their part of responsibility.