MULTAN

The District Administration is going to introduce an SMS service which will enable the citizens to inform the administration about presence of trash or cattle pens in their areas. This was disclosed by the District Coordination Officer Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah while talking to a delegation of citizens here at his office on Monday. He said that he would personally receive the messages and take immediate action on complaints on poor cleanliness or presence of animals in the city. He said that the motive behind launching this service was to engage the citizens in ongoing drive against cattle pens and to make the city clean. He added that all out resources were being utilized to make the city clean and heaps of trash as well as ponds of sewage had been eliminated from Multan city in a very short period. He said that although it took him a little longer to launch the drive because of elections, now all the concerned departments had been deployed to achieve the task of cleanliness. He asked the citizens to point out corrupt elements so that a strict action could be taken against them. Recounting his performance, he said that grand operations were launched against mafias at General Bus Stand, against illegal housing schemes, plazas and encroachment mafia in a very short period with a view to offering relief to the masses. He said that he personally supervised sanitation operation in union councils and his doors were open to the common citizens. “Bring your complaints to me and you’ll see the action,” he assured.144 imposedMeanwhile, the DCO has imposed ban on sale of substandard edibles and soft drinks in Multan as section 144 ppc has been enforced. The officials conducted raids in different areas under the leadership of Chief Food Inspector Naem Changezi and recovered hundreds of bottles of substandard soft drinks. Cases have been registered against the sellers.Similarly, a special team led by Town Officer (Regulation) and Land Officer launhed operation against encroachments on Hafiz Jamal Road and took items placed on the road into custody. The encroachers were imposed Rs4000 fine.