LAHORE - Secretary Environment Protection Department Punjab, Saeed Walah and MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir along with four anti-dengue squads conducted raids in various parts of the city on Monday to prevent the spread of dengue.

The EPD squads conducted raids at Shama Chowk, Ferozpur Road and sealed two auto workshops namely Suhail Auto Workshop and Bilal Autos for not adopting safety measures regarding the dengue virus. The workshop owners had placed tyres and cars parts out in the open, without any covering.

The EPD squad sealed the workshops and issued directions to remove the tyres from rooftops and cover all the car body parts with tarpaulin.

Later, the EPD squad also inspected Lahore Dry Port and Railway Garage in Mughalpura and issued notices to the administration for not having sufficient cleanliness arrangements. They were directed to remove the scrap and other items from the dry port on immediate basis.

Notices were issued to Railway Quarters administration for not clearing the water gathered in the quarter’s local park.

The EPD squad also issued notices to three nurseries including Shah Muqeem Nursery, Naveed Nursery and Data Nursery for placing empty flower pots in the open.

Talking to media, Saeed Iqbal Walah said that the entire activity was conducted to create awareness among the masses, to take necessary measures for protection against dengue.

Director EPA Naseem Ur Rehman Shah, assistant director Rizwan Haider, deputy director M Yusaf, deputy director Ali Abbas, inspector Yasir Gul Khan, and other officials of EPD also took part in the operation.

MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir urged the workshop owners to cooperate with the government in the war against dengue. He said that every individual has to play a part in the elimination of dengue virus.