Hafiz M Aziz-u-Rehman
HAFIZABAD: Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has called upon the citizens particularly the traders to extend unconditional support and cooperation to the administration for ensuring better sanitation and elimination of encroachments for smooth flow of traffic on the thoroughfares.
The Minister alongwith Deputy Commissioner Saleha Saeed visited different intersections particularly Qatal Garah and Ghora Chowks to review the ongoing campaign for removing the encroachments and better hygienic conditions in the city.
Both the minister and the DC held meeting in the municipal secretariat and directed the civic personnel to ensure removal of encroachments without any discrimination but without creating any alarm among the citizens. The traders assured them that they would erect dust bins and would play their responsible role in the removal of encroachments and better sanitation for beautification of the city.
The minister appreciated the newly posted DC for taking keen interest for better sanitation in the city.
It is pertinent to mention here that after assuming the charge, she herself supervised the sanitation campaign and said that there would be no compromise on this issue. She categorically declared that “Do not treat her as a woman but as an officer” which proved true.
She divided the city into different zones and deputed officers of the district also to supervise sanitation campaign and she regularly made surprise visit of different localities early in the morning and whenever she likes. However, local citizens have called upon the administration to improve sanitary conditions in the narrow streets also.