LAHORE – District Coordination Officer (DCO) Noorul Amin Mengal said monitoring teams of CDGL were fully active and conducting raids on sheesha cafes.

He said monitoring teams raided at three sheesha cafes on Thursday. These cafes were sealed due to sheesha smoking, dozens of sheesha smoking pipes captured along with flavors, while, two FIRs were got lodged against sheesha café owners on interfering in government action.

Also, the DCO said agriculture was the backbone of country and there was an urgent need of its promotion. In this regard, on the direction of Punjab chief minister 779 tractors under Green Tractor Scheme would be distributed on October 1 through a computerised lucky draw.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting of “Green Tractor Scheme” at Town Hall. MPA Mian Naseer Ahmed, DO (C) Waseema Omer, DO (Agricultural) and others were present.

The DCO told the meeting that as many as 1779 applications were received till given time and they were scrutinized on which 1387 applications were declared eligible. He further revealed that those tractors would be given to the persons (between age from 18 to 35) who had agriculture land from 2.5 acre to 25 acres.

He further stated agriculture had been contributing 23 per cent to country total GDP and more than 44 per cent persons of total population are attached with this profession. Under this situation the City District Government Lahore was focusing on the promotion agriculture in village areas of the district.

Meanwhile, the Lahore Waste Management Company launched a special cleanliness operation in Tajpura Scheme, relatively a less privileged area in the City.