LAHORE - Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayyat Gondal has ordered preparing a comprehensive plan to reduce rain-related damage.

Presiding over a meeting in the issue of dilapidated buildings at Civil Secretariat Monday, the chief secretary directed all divisional commissioners to conduct a survey to identify dilapidated buildings within 15 days. He said practical measures are being adopted to get away with the disaster.

He said that special steps regarding dangerous-declared buildings should be taken in the monsoon plan. The Chief Secretary directed the authorities concerned to prepare suggestions regarding building control and ensure fire safety and emergency exit facilities in buildings.  The meeting was attended by Khwaja Ahmad Hassan, DG LDA, Commissioner Lahore, DCO Lahore, DCO Faisalabad, representatives of Rawalpindi, Multan and Gujranwala development authorities and others.

Separately, the Chief Secretary ordered immediate repair of the faulty veterinary mobile units while chairing a meeting of Provincial Steering Committee for implementation of Chief Minister’s Package for Cholistan. He also directed the Health Department to resolve the issue of shortage of lady doctors in DHQ Fort Abbas. The Chief Secretary said that special measures should be taken for development of livestock in Cholistan as it is backbone of this area. He also ordered the Finance Department to take steps for regularization of SNE posts of Cholistan Development Authority. Those among present were MNA Fayyazud Din, MPA Mian Muhammad Islam Aslam, former MNA Chaudhry Saood Majeed, MPA Khalid Mehmood Jajja, MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam Gill, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Secretaries of Planning and Development, Health, Livestock and Dairy Development and Commissioner Bahawalpur.