Trespassers out : CM launches anti-encroachment drive

Says millions can be saved through this exercise


Our Correspondent May 05, 2017
Chief Minister of Punjab. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif launched an anti-encroachment operation in Lahore and all over the province.

Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz directed police and the administration to provide complete cooperation to districts governments and take all stakeholders into confidence before the operation. He added the operation needs an exhaustive arrangement, which is implementable, and it must be productive. He stated it should be guaranteed that such encroachments do not take place again.

He said these infringements disturb the smooth flow of traffic so it must be ensured that the operation is launched across the board without any discrimination. The CM authorities to launch an awareness campaign and ensure justice on every level. Also on Thursday, Shehbaz attended a moot on Smart Cities by Sweden.

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He said there were vast investment opportunities exist in agriculture, industry, transport, energy and other sectors of Pakistan, especially Punjab. Shehbaz added Punjab holds a great potential for acquiring energy through waste.

The Chief Minister said that execution of CPEC projects has opened the doors to foreign investment in the country and a large number of courtiers are taking interest in joining.

Shehbaz added effective steps were taken to provide people with comfortable, standardised and economical mass transit facilities such as the Metro Bus in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Multan. He stated the system is also launching in Faisalabad, whereas the Speedo Bus Service of Lahore will stretch to other cities of the province, he shared.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2017.

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