CM Maryam Nawaz Sharif to Launch Province-Wide Mega Solid Waste Management Program: "Clean Punjab"


“Garbage should not be seen in the streets and markets,” said Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif while chairing a special meeting to review implementation of solid waste management system in the province. She added,”Cleaning orders should be strictly implemented, negligence will not be tolerated.”

Madam Chief Minister said,”First ever in the history of Pakistan, a mega project of solid waste management is ready,” She added,”Guidelines should also be devised for analyzing the performance of WASA Companies receiving Financial Share and Subsidy.”

Madam Chief Minister directed the Provincial Minister Zeeshan Rafique to implement digital monitoring of this solid waste management system to ensure transparency in the outsourcing of solid waste management in the province. She added,”Solid waste management vehicles should also be kept clean.”

Earlier, Madam Chief Minister was briefed about the proposed contract to outsource solid waste management in all 36 districts of Punjab. She was briefed that 23 landfill sites and 66 transfer stations will be constructed at all divisional headquarters of the province. Organic, inorganic, iron and plastic waste will be sorted out at the transfer stations after completing door to door collection of the waste.

Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Azma Zahid Bukhari, MPA Sania Ashiq, Secretaries, Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner Lahore, CEO WMC and other relevant officers attended the meeting.