CM for expeditious work

LAHORE, Oct 30: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to accelerate MBS Project work pace, saying completion of the development work in accordance with the timeline must be ensured.

“All the departments concerned should evolve a coordinated strategy in this regard. And I will not tolerate any sort of delay in the execution of the project,” the CM warned the officials in a meeting, expressing his annoyance over slow pace of work by some of the departments concerned.

He said though city traffic police had made good arrangements on the project routes, some alternatives should be made available at the places where the people were facing problems.

He ordered initiation of a public awareness campaign regarding MBS use in advance so that the people could be saved from any inconvenience when it became operational.

The CM directed the officials concerned to develop parking areas near the MBS route. He also sought installation of escalators at the station with immediate effect, along with completion of remaining development work expeditiously. He ordered foolproof security arrangements along the entire MBS route. He directed the Parks and Horticulture Authority director general to undertake landscaping work along the MBS route. — Staff Reporter Continue reading

Illegal use of residential areas on the rise

RAWALPINDI  – The use of residential areas for commercial purposes is on the rise in the city, which is causing the government losses of millions of rupees.

Illegal paint factories, slaughterhouses and motor workshops are being commercially operated with the connivance of the authorities concerned in the residential areas, including Khayaban Sir Syed, Dhok Rata, Dhok Kala Khan and Committee Chowk. Since these commercial activities are taking place in residential areas ‘without the knowledge of authorities’, the TMA is just recovering income taxes at par with those charged to residents.

Annoyed by the stench caused by these illegal factories and other businesses, residents of the areas have protested against this illegal act.  They claimed that not even a single street in those residential areas was free from such factories and slaughterhouses.

The said that illegal motor workshops were also being run in the Dhok Elahi Bakhsh, Dhok Khabba, Sadiqabad, Cha Sultan, Muslim Town and Kuri Road areas. Continue reading