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Lahore Govt schools to get 25,000 benches before new session

LAHORE, Aug 24: District nazim Mian Amer Mahmood has directed the Education Department to finalise a provision of 25,000 desk benches to the government schools before the begin of the new academic session on August 27.

Chairing a meeting to review performance of various departments of the district government on Thursday, he said that the Education Department would ensure that the furniture was manufactured according to the specification. The firms that did not manufacture the furniture accordingly would be penalised, he added.

The district nazim also directed the Sports Department to allocate 10-kanal land for a gymnasium. He asked the department to conduct sports at district level and said that the government would give a grant to the department for the purpose.

He asked the department concerned to form a five-member committee to monitor the disbursement of 12 instalments of the Food Support Programme.

He called on the traffic police to cooperate with the district government in preventing the overloading of trolleys. He asked the traffic police to set up checkpoints at the city's 12 entries to the city to stop overloaded trolleys.

The meeting was informed that a mechanical vacuum sweeper of Rs 9.4 millions, imported from Australia, had started cleaning roads on experiment basis, adding that another such cleaner would also be bought soon.

The meeting was told that 12 waste enclosures had been constructed at the GOR 1, 2 and 3, and the Government College for Women, Samanabad, Lorry Adda and at some other places.

District coordination officer Muhammad Ijaz, naib nazim Muhamamd Idrees Hanif, senior superintendent police (traffic) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar and executive district officers of all departments participated in the meeting. Daily times
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