LAHORE           -   Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Sunday himself stepped into the field to resolve the problems of Lahore and chaired a high-level meeting to set the things right in the metropolis city.

Usman Buzdar assigned tasks to various departments to make improvement in existing situations and also took important decisions in this regard.

The meeting decided to constitute a ministerial committee to resolve the problems of Lahore on a permanent basis.

 The meeting of this committee will be held after every 15 days and concerned departments will submit their relevant reports.

CM directed the concerned departments to undertake concrete and everlasting measures adding that consolidated planning must be made for resolving parking problems along with eradicating overcharging issues. 

He asserted that action must be taken against those selling charity meat for birds on different roads of the city.

He directed that special measures should be taken to save the citizens from stray dogs.

CM apprised that a crackdown will be launched against drug addicts found near metro bus bridges and underpasses.

It was also decided to take prompt measures for rooting out the increasing trend of beggary.

The meeting also decided to launch stern action against smoke emitting vehicles in order to protect the environment as well as curb environmental pollution surrounding the city. Buzdar directed that ugly looking wall chalking should be done away with and painting and graffiti should be done on the walls of government departments.

He also ordered legal action against unapproved housing societies in the city. 

He maintained that the trend of doing trade and business activities in the residential areas will be discouraged. 

CM directed that solid steps must be taken to eradicate the increasing encroachments trend in the city.

Buzdar stated that construction and repair of important roads across the city should be done on a preferential basis. He asserted that development projects of Lahore must be completed on priority basis at the earliest.

CM outlined that street lights should  be restored all over the city. 

He underscored that a special plan should be chalked out for the restoration of parks, green belts and horticulture. 

CM stressed that non-functional water filtration plants after going through necessary repair work will be restored in various areas of the city.

CM directed that projects should be prepared for the beautification of Jallo Butterfly Park, Istanbul Chowk and other areas. He asserted that the presence of doctors performing their duties in different dispensaries of the city must be ensured. Buzdar directed that traffic management plan should be formulated keeping in view heavy volume of traffic on the roads of Lahore.

He directed that foolproof planning must be undertaken to bring improvements in the law and order situation along with decreasing crime rate in the city.

CM highlighted that Lahore was not only the heart of Punjab but also of Pakistan adding that Lahore must become an exemplary city of Pakistan. 

CM emphasized that he wanted to resolve problems of the Lahorites. 

The CM said that he would himself go out to check and monitor different affairs of the city. He maintained that every visitor coming to Lahore should clearly witness a significant and a visible change undertaken in the city.

Buzdar said that he did not do injustice with anyone and warned that he would not tolerate any lapse or laxity in delivering official work. He directed the officers to serve the masses and in return obtain reward from Allah Almighty.

Chief Secretary, IGP, Secretary Social Welfare, Commissioner Lahore Division, CCPO, DG PHA, MD WMC, MD WASA, DG LDA, DG Child Protection Bureau, MD PSCA  and high officials of other concerned departments attended the meeting.