LAHORE - District Coordination Officer (DCO) Noorul Ameen Mengal has inaugurated 3 days anti-polio campaign in 50 sensitive union councils by administrating polio drops to below 5 years children of Khan Colony in Gulberg Town.

The DCO immunised polio drops to more than dozen of children and marked black impression on their thumbs. Representatives of WHO, Unicef, health and EDO (Health) were also present on the occasion.

Mengal appealed the citizens to administrate polio drops to their children who are below 5 years. Earlier, the DCO met with students and admired their work in last anti-polio drive. He enquired from all students one by one about working of polio teams. He also distributed cash prizes and appreciation letters among those students who worked in previous anti-polio drive.

Moreover, the DCO directed the CDGL officers to pay their full attention towards the anti-polio drive while presiding a meeting here at Town Hall. He directed the DO(C) to monitor the campaign and appoint MEOs of DMO office in this regard.

The DCO sought explanation from six town municipal officers (TMOs) and four deputy district officers (health) for arriving late in the anti-polio meeting.

The DCO said action would be taken against those officers who used to come late in important meetings or do not attend such meetings especially regarding the anti-polio drive.

In a meeting held at Town Hall on Tuesday, Mengal expressed his displeasure over the matter and called explanation from them. Those who came late in meeting were Data Gunj Bakhsh Town TMO, Ravi Town, Iqbal Town, Samanabad Town, DDOs (health).

Those who did not attend the meeting were Nishter Town TMO, Gulberg Town TMO, Aziz Bhatti Town DDO (health).

LDA actions against land grabbers: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) carried out an operation against the land grabbers at four different places in the City on Tuesday and demolished a number of unlawful structures.

The estate management directorate staff retrieved a plot measuring 19 kanlas in C block of Johar Town from illegal occupants. The said plot had been earmarked as public utility site.

The Town Planning Wing staff sealed a pizza shop situated at Main Boulevard Ghulshan-e-Ravi.

The management of the shop had made addition to the existing premises without getting approval from the LDA.

In another case, the LDA staff demolished a workshop as well as two shops in the Revenue Employees Housing Society, Johar Town, as these structures had been illegally constructed.