LAHORE - District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal has said that the Anti-Dengue campaign in provincial capital is in full swing and official concerned are visited different localities of the City regularly to search out and curb dengue larva.

The DCO said that concerned officials paid surprise visits to different schools of the city and inspected cleanliness arrangements. He revealed that now both private and public schools had been following the SOPs made by the government and regular spray was being conducted in all schools of the City.

He said he had been taking stern action against negligent officials and they were being sent behind the bar.

Mengal appreciated the role of civil society for the elimination of Sheesha smoking from the City and citizens had now joined hands with district administration in this regard.

He expressed these views while reviewing the report about crackdown against Sheesha Cafes. The DCO stated that now civil society itself had come on the road against Sheesha cafes and had demanded a severe crackdown against them. He further stated that city district government would not disappoint citizens in this regard. He also revealed that the officers of CDGL conducted surprise raids against six Seesha Cafes namely Arabian, Black Café, Hale Bale and impounded a number of Huqaas.

The DCO further said that six FIRs had been registered against the owners of cafes while two persons had been taken into the custody.

200 TONS WASTE LIFTED: Lahore Waste Management Company conducted a special cleanliness operation in Multan Road Sabzi Mandi in connection with a series of cleanup operations in all the vegetables and fruit markets of the city.

According to a spokesperson of LWMC operation at Multan Road Sabzi Mandi will continue for two days in which using loaders, dumpers and compactors approximately 200 tons of waste will be transferred to the dump site. 

This cleanup operation is part of the campaign started in this week to get rid of waste and silt accumulated due to heavy spell of rain last week.

In addition to this an awareness activity was also conducted in the market, in which visitors, vendors and shopkeepers were informed about safe disposal of waste. They were told about playing their role in keeping and maintaining cleanliness, and they should ensure cleanliness in the surrounding areas as they do in their homes. In this regard leaflets highlighting the importance of cleanliness were also distributed by social mobilizers. Assistant Manager Operations Ms. Humaira Nazar and Assistant Manager Communication Shafqat Rasool represented the company. Vegetable and Fruit mandi situated at Raiwind will be cleaned on Saturday as part of operation clean up campaign.

Anti-dengue camp: An anti-dengue awareness camp was set up at the Railway Station on Thursday under the auspices of Govt Islamia College Lahore.

A large number of students and the teachers participated in this camp.

Dengue awareness pamphlets were also distributed among the people on the occasion. Principal Prof Amjad Ali Shakir supervised the camp.