KASUR-Secretary Mines and Minerals Dr Arshad Mehmood urged the officials and local bodies' representatives to spare no effort for success of the chief minister's Clean Village Programme.
During a visit to Kasur district, the secretary said that the government would provide requisite funds and machinery to each and every union council for cleanliness . He said that heaps of garbage would be removed from across the district and the campaign would finish by Dec 20. In January, second phase of the campaign would begin, he added.
Mr Arshad Mehmood also visited different union councils and inspected the cleanliness work being carried out under Clean Village Programme. Deputy Director Development Naveed Iqbal, Deputy Commissioner Saira Umer, the district council chief officer and chairmen of different union councils accompanied him. The UC chairmen briefed the secretary about the steps taken by the municipal committee for cleanliness . They also assured Arshad Mehmood of all possible efforts for success of the cleanliness campaign. Dr Arshad Mehmood expressed satisfaction over cleanliness work and urged the local bodies' representatives to seek help from the local notables. It would give a new impetus to the work, he pointed out.
DC Saira Umer, on the occasion, said that different points have been turned into waste dumping sites in every village. She appealed to the villagers to dump garbage at the specified sites and avoid dumping trash in grounds, streets and other public places.

The Excise and Taxation Department (E&TD) launched a crackdown on the cars whose owners do not pay token tax. According to official sources, a team which was formed under the supervision of E&TD Inspector Amir Butt has impounded dozens of such vehicles.