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WCB devises Eidul Azha cleanliness plan

The Walton Cantonment Board (WCB) has made special arrangements for sanitation and cleanliness in the area on Eidul Azha.

CEO Walton Cantonment Board Syed Irfan Rizvi and Public Health Officer Muhammad Waris Bhatti informed the media that the WCB area has been divided into seven sectors where 338 vehicles would be deployed for effective sanitation and cleanliness during the Eid days.

He said that a campaign for distribution of 50,000 biodegradable sanitation bags has been launched and these bags are being distributed to citizens so that they could properly dispose of garbage and leftover of the sacrificial animals.

He said that the WCB has also set up 13 complaint centres in the area to facilitate citizens besides establishment of a main complaint centre and control room at the WCB headquarters.

The citizens can launch their complaints through telephone number 042-99220406. WCB CEO Syed Irfan Rizvi and the Additional CEO themselves would monitor the cleanliness campaign during Eid days. - Posted on : 19-July-2021

Biodegradable plastic bags banned in Cantt

The Walton Cantonment Board (WCB) has decided to ban biodegradable plastic bags within its boundaries due to the unavailability of proper testing and detection of biodegradability of the plastic bags, Pakistan Today has learnt.

Biodegradable materials are added to plastic bags to allow them to decompose quickly as compared to natural decomposition of plastic which takes hundreds of years.

It is worth mentioning here that the WCB, a year ago, had decided to use only biodegradable plastic bags after which all shopkeepers in the area were issued a notification in this regard whereas an awareness campaign about the usage of biodegradable plastic bags was also conducted.

“A year ago, WCB had ordered us to use only biodegradable plastic bags stating that it was the only way to control plastic pollution. They also frequently visited shops and those who were not following the order had their shops sealed,” Hafiz Samad, a shopkeeper of DHA Phase I told this scribe. - Posted on : 27-September-2019

PML-N leads Cantonment Board Elections: unofficial results

In Walton Cantonment PML-N won nine out of the 10 seats while in Lahore cantonment, it won five seats. PTI won one seat in Walton cantonment while four in the Lahore Cantonment.

In Ward 1 of the Walton Cantonment Board, PML-N candidate Ashfaq Ahmad Chauhdry succeeded with a total of 3032 votes, while PTI’s Ehsan Butt came second with 2,280 votes followed by independent candidate Haji Ashraf who received 940 votes.

In Ward 2 of the Walton Cantonment Baord, PML-N’s candidate, Qari Mohammad Hanif won with 2,942 votes followed by Malik Tahir Mehmood Awan of PTI with 2,458 votes.

Meanwhile, in Ward 6 of Walton Cantonment, PML-N’s Chauhdry Sajjad Ahmad won with 4,116. Chaudhry Shahid Iqbal, an independent candidate, came in second with 1,747 votes. PTI’s Sajid Hussain came in third with 1,563 votes.

In Ward 4 Walton Cantonment, PML-N Muhammad Faqeer Hussain took 3,007 votes followed by PTI’s Saleem Jutt with 2,220 votes. In Ward 7 Walton, Chauhdry Tahir Hameed of PML-N won 3,007 followed by PTI’s Shahid Lodhi with 1,792 votes.

In the Walton Ward 10, Khalid Ahmed of PML-N won with 3,236 votes followed by Faheem Ahmed Khan, an independent candidate with 3061 votes. Mian Akhtar Ali of PTI secured 1,519 votes. - Posted on : 28-April-2015

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