MULTAN/SARGODHA

Keeping in view the fears of a likely outbreak of water-borne diseases, the district administration has decided to fix all out of order water filtration plants and replace the filters of those already functioning.

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Zahid Saleem Gondal directed the officials concerned on Tuesday to make all water filtration plants functional forthwith as the demand for clean water increased manifolds due to hot weather. He further asked them to mark new areas where filtration plants were needed so that new plants could be installed there. He said that plenty of funds were available to replace filters and overhaul out of order plants.

Meanwhile, chairing another meeting, he said that elimination of encroachments from the district stood at the top of his priority. He added that encroachment mafia did not deserve any mercy. He asked the concerned officers to launch operation against encroachments on daily basis and submit report with his office.

He issued order for the repair and carpeting of city roads. He assured patwaris that they would be given promotions and all other perks if they completed computerisation of land record. He said that the patwaris were an important portion of district government and their interests would be protected.

CLEANLINESS WEEK FAILS: The cleanliness week observed by the administration has totally failed and could not serve the purpose.

The district administration, health and other governmental departments had scheduled a programme to observe sanitation week from April 27 to May 2, 2015 and took out an awareness walk and held a seminar on the first day of that week.

However, after the commencement of that week all relevant authorities had allegedly forgotten the real purpose, sources said. People demanded to take notice to scrutinise the advertising and other expanses which had been spent to observe the cleanliness week.

They added that attention had been kept on advertisement instead of work, and the cuttings of published statements and photo set were dispatched to the high-ups to present their performance by the local authorities. Meanwhile, according to sources, the officials expressed displeasure over the unsatisfied performance in this regard.

On the other hand, the TMA sources said that a comprehensive programme had been chalked out to achieve the objects of the week.