Post-election hangover: Clean-up drives conducted in twin cities

“The clean-up process in voting areas of the twin cities is expected to take three days,” says a CDA worker.


APP May 14, 2013
Tehsil Municipal Administration in Rawal Town conducted its own operation to remove 9,000 banners and posters on Monday. PHOTO: Waqas Naeem

RAWALPINDI/ ISLAMABAD:


With elections having ended, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday started removing posters, banners, billboards and other paraphernalia that various political parties had put up during campaigning in the federal capital.


A CDA worker cleaning up on Jinnah Road said the removal of campaign material began the day after polling concluded, as instructed.

“The clean-up process in voting areas of the twin cities is expected to take three days,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Tehsil Municipal Administration in Rawal Town conducted its own operation to remove 9,000 banners and posters on Monday.

Benazir Bhutto Road, Saidpur Road, Commercial Market, Liaquat Road, Iqbal Road, Khayaban-e-Sir-Syed, Sadiqabad, Raja Bazaar, Jamia Masjid Road and Gunj Mandi were among the areas targeted.

Raids on illegal encroachments were also conducted in these areas under the supervision of Town Municipal Officer (TMO) Sardar Tashafiq Nawaz on Tuesday. Superintendent Pervaiz Ahmed Mughal and inspectors imposed fines on 54 encroachers.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2013.

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