PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the authorities of Water Supply and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) to finalise the dumping site among the already six sites identified in Peshawar for the waste management disposal and a treatment plant for producing electricity out of the dumped solid waste.
He was presiding over a high-level meeting on Wednesday called to discuss the identification of different sites for the dumping ground. The CM formed a committee to finalise the selection of one site out of the total six identified sites for the dumping ground for the waste management to be converted to a treatment plant and the site must be for a longer period of time. CM Kahttak cautioned for enhanced level of preparedness for effectively controlling the dengue virus in different districts of the province well before its outburst.
Solid waste management costs exchequer Rs9b
Peshawar Deputy Commissioner Islam Zeb was directed to immediately construct the drain system in Gulbahar and construct other broken drain manholes in the city. The meeting was further informed about the danger of dengue in the coming summer and the level of preparedness by the concerned departments. It was informed that a meeting for dengue alert has already been conducted, tasks assigned to different quarters and a complete plan worked out in this regard.
Addressing the meeting, Khattak directed to sensitise the WSSP personnel for the tasks allocated to them. When the project entered the implementation stage for the benefit of the people, unfortunately a filthy propaganda is launched by the failed political forces maligning the government.
Khattak said that he will never make any rigmarole, he has no cognitive dissonance, and he is a practical person with the background of total congruity.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2018.