Offal disposal plan finalised for Eidul Azha

Workers will be provided rickshaws, large pick-ups, wheelbarrows

Our Correspondent June 28, 2021


The Solid Waste Company, Cantonment Board Rawalpindi, Chaklala and tehsil council will work round the clock to remove the offal of sacrificial animals and other debris on Eidul Azha. Rawalpindi city, cantonment and tehsil have been demarcated into sectors.

Under the sanitation plan, temporary sanitary workers will also be recruited for four days of Eid and paid in cash. The cleaning teams will be provided rickshaws, large pick-ups, wheelbarrows to take away offal.

The staff will also be provided shovels, handcarts, gloves, masks and lime powder to be poured in the city.

Meanwhile, the Cantonment Board Rawalpindi has hired eight dumpers, 34 pick-ups, 24 jack trolleys, four excavator machines, two mechanical shovels and a large pick-up. Teams of sanitary workers have been formed for each union council and ward.

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Deputy Commissioner Amir Aqiq has sought a detailed briefing next week on the plan. He directed that all officers inspect cleanliness in their jurisdiction daily. Sanitary workers’ leave has been cancelled. On-duty centre workers will also be given separate responsibilities.

Sanitary workers teams will reach union councils on the first day of Eid at 7:30 am and pick up the waste of animals after every 90 minutes on all streets from the doorstep of houses and deliver the same to the big vehicles while the big vehicles will take it outside the city and destroy them. Cleaning will take place from 8 am to 11 pm on all three days of Eid.

Deputy Commissioner’s Office Rawalpindi on Saturday announced that the application for collecting sacrificial animal hides to be submitted till July 10. Last year, 93 No Objection Certificates (NOCs) were issued to NGOs and madrassas to collect the hides of sacrificial animals, an official informed.

This year orders have been issued to accept applications from all NGOs and madrassas till July 10 while strict action is to be taken under the terrorism act against those involved in collecting hides without permission. Police will also form teams to ensure no organisation without an NOC can collect animal hides, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2021.


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