In Lahore, the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has taken strong measures to address the improper disposal of construction waste, filing a total of 1,117 police cases against those responsible. This initiative is part of a city-wide cleanup effort directed by the caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, aiming to efficiently manage the disposal of construction and demolition materials.
CEO Babar Sahib Din emphasized the significance of the cleanup campaign, stating that it focuses on clearing 470 open plots, 206 debris points, and 378 identified problematic areas. The operation, carried out in three shifts, has already made substantial progress, successfully clearing 258 open plots, 92 debris points, and 329 problematic areas.
To ensure responsible waste disposal, owners of under-construction buildings and plazas have been instructed to adhere to proper disposal practices. Since the initiation of the campaign on December 1, the LWMC has filed 1,117 FIRs against individuals involved in improper waste disposal, which includes actions such as dumping debris on roads and setting fire to garbage.
CEO Babar Sahib Din personally inspected key locations such as Shadman Temporary Collection Point, Mental Hospital, Shah Jamal area, Foreign Affairs Office, Service Lane Canal Road, and Metro Train Stop High Court Chowk. During these visits, he directed officials to ensure proper disposal of debris in these areas. Additionally, the operational work in Haji Camp, Baba Ground, Data Darbar, and adjacent areas underwent close scrutiny.
In addressing the issue of illegal dumping of debris on roadsides, CEO Babar Sahib Din instructed the LWMC’s enforcement wing to intensify efforts. Ongoing actions against violators are being pursued under Section 188. The comprehensive cleanup initiative underscores the commitment to creating a cleaner and more environmentally friendly city in Lahore.