LAHORE  - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said that cooperation of the masses is essential for the eradication of dengue. He said that dengue can be defeated through collective efforts of elected representatives, concerned departments and all segment of the society.

The CM while directing to amend the law for declaring violation of anti-dengue regulation as non-bailable crime said that anti-dengue regulation should be implemented strictly. He said that in case of detection of dengue larva, the building should be sealed and the concerned owner be arrested. He said that those showing best performance during anti-dengue campaign are our pride and would be encouraged.

He was presiding over a meeting to review measures taken for eradication of dengue where provincial ministers Rana Sanaullah Khan, Khalil Tahir Sindhu, Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Vice Chairman LDA Kh Ahmad Hassaan, Members National and Provincial Assemblies, secretaries of concerned departments, heads of development institutions and experts were also present. 

Shahbaz Sharif said that dengue situation has improved considerably due to timely steps by the government and joint efforts of elected representatives, government departments and the people.