The district administration and Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) have joined forces to tackle the issue of unmanaged waste and improve the sanitation situation in the city. Under the ongoing cleanliness campaign, main roads and streets have been cleared of garbage to create a cleaner and healthier environment for the citizens.
Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatha’s Surprise Visit
Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Liaquat Ali Chatha, paid an unannounced visit to various union councils in the city in the early hours of the morning to oversee the progress of the cleanliness campaign. During his visit, he conducted a detailed review of the sanitation situation and the ongoing efforts to ensure cleanliness.
Inspection of Union Councils
Commissioner Chatha visited Union Councils 17, 19, and 20, where he personally inspected the cleanliness work and verified the presence of sanitation workers. Accompanying him were Rawalpindi Waste Management Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Sajid Safdar, Director of Local Government, Sabatin Kazmi, and other officials responsible for sanitation.
Addressing the occasion, Liaquat Ali Chatha emphasized the importance of a clean and healthy environment, describing it as a fundamental need for all residents. He stressed that it is the collective responsibility of the community to ensure cleanliness and maintain a healthy living environment.
Impact of Cleanliness Campaign
Furthermore, Commissioner Chatha noted that this cleanliness campaign would complement ongoing anti-smog and anti-dengue activities in the region. He also mentioned the authorities’ commitment to taking strict actions against garbage burning, which contributes to environmental pollution.
Commissioner Chatha directed the RWMC officials to assign more sanitation workers to union councils during the weekly cleaning efforts. He also urged that any issues or concerns raised by sanitation workers should be promptly addressed and resolved. Recognizing the vital role played by these workers in maintaining cleanliness, Commissioner Chatha emphasized the need to prioritize their welfare.
Community Involvement and Awareness
During his visit, Commissioner Chatha also met with the secretaries of the aforementioned union councils. In an effort to engage the community, awareness pamphlets regarding cleanliness were distributed among the people. Chatha encouraged the active involvement of the public in making the campaign a success, emphasizing that the responsibility for maintaining cleanliness extends to all members of the society.
The collaborative efforts of the district administration and RWMC, coupled with active community participation, are expected to bring about a positive change in the sanitation landscape of Rawalpindi. This ongoing cleanliness campaign is a testament to the commitment of local authorities to promote a cleaner and healthier environment for its residents.