LAHORE Almost 1,100 old buildings are posing a serious threat to the lives of thousands of citizens in the provincial metropolis. The City District Government has also declared all these buildings dangerous. According to data collected from different towns of the City, as many as 1,100 buildings have been declared most dangerous and unfit for residence and might collapse any time. The date revealed that out of total, about 518 dangerous structures are situated in Walled City only while not less than 156 dangerous buildings are existing in the limits of Data Gunj Bukhsh Town. However, provincial government, the City District Government and town administrations have failed to make any policy regarding these old and dangerous declared buildings while the officials say that no policy or law exist so far for giving any relief or compensation to the residents of these perilous buildings. Authorities concerned also seem helpless and they could do nothing except to serve notices to the residents in order to vacate such unsafe structures. It may be mention here that such dangerous buildings have claimed lives of about five persons in different incidents of roof collapses during the current rainy season so far. The recent incident of building collapse occurred on Monday near Crown Marriage Hall in Shalimar police precincts which claimed lives of two teenaged sisters Bakhtawar Bibi and Irum and wounded five members of the unfortunate family. Besides recent incident, a dozens of incidents also occurred in the City in previous years, claiming dozens of lives of the citizens including innocent children. However, the Chief Minister announced financial support as compensation for the bereaved family and the area people, while criticising over such 'sympathy on part of the government and said that early financial support could save the precious lives. Muhammad Naveed, a resident of Baghbanpura said that the government could plan to provide financial assistance for the poor residing in dilapidated dangerous declared buildings so that they could repair their homes in order to avoid such kind of incidents in future. Muneer Ahamd of Shalimar area said the government must provide substitute residents for the inhabitants of dilapidated homes. District Coordination Officer Ahad Cheema, however, during a press conference had said that the government could not support the residents financially. Talking to this scribe, the residents said the government must think about these dangerous buildings. The district administration is serving us notices for evacuation instead of allotting us substitute residences or compensation allowances, said Azam, a resident of Mochi Gate.