Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar visited the head office of Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) on Friday and presided over a meeting for reviewing the departmental performance and the cleanliness arrangements. The meeting also discussed LWMC performance and future needs. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that providing neat and clean atmosphere to the citizens is the responsibility of the government adding that the best mechanism of cleanliness should be devised for Lahore and other cities. He made it clear that wasting public money in the name of cleanliness cannot be allowed and said that indigenous machinery production industry should be promoted for cleaning cities. The government will encourage the private sector for waste-to-energy production, he added. He said that organic fertilizer should be produced from solid waste for using the same for agricultural purposes and financial resources should be produced by using it in a feasible manner. Such innovative means would help in managing solid waste along with producing additional resources; he added and directed the LWMC to develop a comprehensive strategy for financial self-reliance. Chairman LWMC Riaz Hameed Ch. and MD Ajmal Bhatti briefed the chief minister. Finance minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, advisor Salman Shah, administrative secretaries, Commissioner and DC Lahore and others attended the meeting.