ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, lauded the performance of sanitary workers and supervisory staff on Eidul Fitr and said they performed their duties round the clock, keeping the capital neat and clean.
Afzal said this during a meeting held in connection with special sanitation arrangements made by CDA on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.
At the meeting, the chairman was apprised that the holidays of all the sanitary workers and supervisory staff were cancelled to ensure the capital’s cleanliness. He was further informed that 2,000 sanitary workers and supervisors of the authority’s sanitation directorate were deployed in special teams in the entire city.
Islamabad was divided into four zones where mosques and imambargahs were kept clean and different types of grass, wild bushes and shrubs were removed.
He was also apprised that the deployment of sanitation workers and supervisors was ensured at all entertainment and amusement areas, including Lake View Park, Daman-e-Koh, Marghazar Zoo and other parks to keep the areas clean. A high number of people from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and other cities visited different parks of the capital over the Eid holidays but the sanitation staff ensured they remained hygienic.
The helpline-1334 remained functional round the clock for immediate redressing of complaints from the public and concerned officers took effective measures in this regard, the chairman was further informed.
Afzal directed the sanitation directorate to continue their untiring efforts for keeping the city clean during the remaining holidays and further ordered that the directorate deploy its special sanitary teams at all entertainment and amusement areas.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2014.