Zeeshan Rafique, Punjab’s Minister of Local Government Department, has made a commitment to safeguard public safety by preserving the integrity of underground water reservoirs.

In partnership with the World Bank, the department is initiating groundbreaking endeavors, including the establishment of wastewater treatment facilities in 11 cities, representing a notable stride in environmental conservation efforts.

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Teaming up with UNICEF, the Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company (PMDFC) has successfully wrapped up an inventive project aimed at purifying wastewater ponds in Sheikhupura, showcasing a dedication to enhancing sanitation infrastructure.

The strategy to repurpose sewage water reservoirs will be systematically expanded to tackle water management challenges more comprehensively.

Minister Rafique delineated these initiatives during a seminar organized by PMDFC at the GOR Officers’ Mess, with the primary focus on strategies for purifying wastewater ponds. Attending the seminar were prominent figures such as Asia Gul, Special Secretary of the Local Government Department, and Syed Zahid Aziz, Managing Director of PMDFC, alongside experts and educators from various institutions.

In his address, Minister Rafique commended PMDFC for convening a seminar of such significance. He emphasized the government’s commitment, under the leadership of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, to combatting pollution and ensuring the provision of standardized sanitation facilities for all, as reported by The News.

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