LAHORE: Zafar Ali Road looks altogether brighter today, after two days of vigorous cleaning and the installation of 13 new waste bins so rubbish does not get dumped in the drain. Clean Green Protect Environment, an NGO, installed the waste bins in a “cleanliness activity” in collaboration with Tulip Tissue and the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC). The bins will be emptied twice a day between 9am and 10am and 4pm and 5pm. LWMC workers and volunteers spent two days cleaning the road and clearing all the litter that had accumulated around the drain. On Saturday, a sanitary crew of 30 cleaned the road from 6am to 11am, washed it, and sprinkled limestone over it to disinfect and dry the surface. Some 50 students from St Anthony’s, the Lahore Grammar School, the National College of Business Administration and Education and Home Economics College, supervised by Ghulam Mustafa, Memoona Arslan and Christina Patras of the LWMC and Zar Aslam of Clean Green, took part in the activity.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2012.