MULTAN

Despite tall claims made by the district administration regarding making Multan clean, the city is surrounded by small and big mountains of trash as at least 113 sanitary workers are still working at the houses of political personalities and high officers instead of field, sources disclosed.

Although Multan Waste Management Company was set up by the government with a slogan to turn Multan clean, there is no change in the sanitation situation of the city and heaps of trash pose serious threat to citizens’ health. It may not be out of place to mention here that the company administration had also claimed at the time of birth of the company that the sanitary workers would no more be found at the houses of influential and work in the field, still over 113 workers are doing jobs at the bungalows of babus. On the other hand, the roads and streets are littered with trash and the citizens are forced to breath in highly polluted atmosphere.

Meanwhile, the citizens and civil society organizations have demanded the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to take notice of this situation and direct concerned officials to bring the sanitary workers back to their work from the home-duty.

ACE ACTION ON CORRUPTS: Director Anti Corruption Establishment Multan Naseer Ahmad Khan has said that the action against corrupt elements has been stepped up while process of registration of cases against them is also expedited.

In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said that the motive behind expediting the inquiry process was to take the corrupt elements to the task. He disclosed that his department decided 81 inquiry cases out of which 67 were disposed of, 10 sent for registration of cases and four departmental inquiries. Similarly, 24 complaints for registration of cases were received out of which 13 were disposed of and 11 sent for judicial inquiry. He further explained that action against those habitual of filing fake applications was also stepped up and 12 persons were arrested.