Gujranwala Division Commissioner Tariq Najeeb Najmi has directed the DCO to take effective measures for provision of maximum relief to public in the holy month of Ramazan.

The Commissioner directed the district officers to put an end to adulteration, hoarding, smuggling, profiteering, encroachments, improve system of traffic and sanitation in their respective areas so that the public could be given maximum relief.

He was chairing a meeting of district officials at DCO office here the other day.

The different districts department heads gave him briefings on performance of their respective departments. The sugar mills representatives also attended the meeting.

The EDO Works told the meeting that he had planned roads construction under 15 schemes that would be completed with a cost of Rs32 million.  The Commissioner directed him to submit a comprehensive report on the schemes. He said that roads construction and repairing must complete in time to facilitate farmers in transportation of sugarcane.  The EDO education in his briefing said that enrolment for out of school children campaign was continuing across the district and in this respect the district stood seventh in ranking in the Punjab.

Commissioner directed the EDO to further intensify the campaign for enrolment and pay frequent visits to schools to ensure better facilities to the students.

He also directed the EDO to complete boundary walls of every school and if he faced any difficulty he should liaise with the Revenue Department for help.

He also directed ACs to monitor education activities in their respective sub-divisions and prepare reports for updating him. He said that socio-economic development of a country mainly depends on quantum of quality of education therefore he said we must accord top priority to education. “Only education can change our destiny,” he stressed.  The Irrigation Department Xian updated the Commissioner on condition of rivers embankments and told that they were strong enough to withstand floods.

The EDO Health briefed the meeting on measures taken to control dengue virus and measles decease. He said that 238 anti-dengue teams were working in the district and enough quantity of medicines were available in hospitals to deal with measles.

The Commissioners directed ACs to monitor performance of the Health Department. The commissioner in a separate meeting with the Revenue Department officers asked them for speedy recovery of revenue.