Leaves of all 10,000 employees and executive staff of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) have been cancelled for the Eid weekend.
LWMC Managing Director Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry said the city’s cleanliness was more important than any celebrations. He said approach routes to major mosques will be washed ahead of Eid prayers. He said LWMC staff will work in three shifts. He said complaints will be resolved on the 24-hour helpline 1139.
Turkish contractors Albayrak and Ozpak will also follow the same routine. Chaudhry also announced a 13th salary for all regular employees by the end of current year as a bonus.
Meanwhile, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) held a meeting to discuss arrangements during the Eid holidays. The meeting was chaired by Rescue 1122 DG Dr Rizwan Naseer. In Lahore, 24 ambulances, 13 fire vehicles, four rescue vehicles and a disaster rescue team will remain active.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2012.