MULTAN

About 1,464 elected chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors of Multan district will take oath of their offices on Thursday (today), said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sources.

They said that arrangements for the oath taking ceremonies had been finalised and 26 returning officers will administer oath to the chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors from their respective areas at different spots. The newly elected public representatives have been directed to reach at the oath taking ceremony at 10:30 am as the proceedings will start at 11 am. The ECP sources said that all the local government representatives had been informed about the oath taking ceremony.

The chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors from 183 out of 185 union councils of Multan will take oath while the public representatives from two remaining union councils will not swear in as legal fight among candidates is underway in these union councils. The ECP sources said that as many as 366 chairmen and as many vice chairmen while 1098 councillors from 183 union councils will take oath.

SEWERAGE LINES REPLACEMENT AFOOT: A top official of Multan Development Authority disclosed on Wednesday that the replacement of affected water supply and sewerage lines on Metro route was underway and 10,600-foot lines had so far been installed.

Briefing the media, he added that 12 new manholes had also been constructed between Daulat Gate and Chungi No-9 while 39 crosses had been installed. He told the journalists that 11000 foot long 11 inch diameter sewerage line between fish market and Chungi No-14 fot affected due to metro work out of which 10000 foot had been replaced. Similarly, 8000 foot new water supply line was being installed between Chungi No-14 and Allah Wasaya Chowk.

He further disclosed that 14 manholes between Daulat Gate and Chungi No-14 got affected out of which 12 were constructed. He said that work on five more manholes was underway while 700 foot sewerage line of 18 inch diameter had also been installed in this area. He said that a report regarding replacement of sewerage lines was sent to the Commissioner Office on daily basis.