Govt aid to residents of dilapidated buildings
LAHORE: District Nazim Mian Amer Mahmood has said that the local government plans to give financial support to people living in dilapidated buildings so that they can move to safer accommodation.
He said this while giving cheques to a Bhatti Gate family whose five members were buried alive and two injured when a dilapidated building collapsed following heavy rains on Tuesday.
The nazim gave cheques of Rs 50,000 each to Mehmooda and her son Javed. He also gave them a cheque of Rs 0.5 million from Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.
Mr Mehmood said that notices had been issued to all owners of dilapidated buildings and shops to evacuate them. He said a special team had been formed which would demolish such buildings and shops.
Four butchers arrested for overcharging: A veterinary squad held arrested four butchers for overcharging in parts of the city on Thursday. A press release issued by the city government said the squad raided meat shops in Samanabad, Gulzaib Colony, Chah Jammu Wala and Pakee Thathi and held butchers Imran Saeed, Rizwan Fiaz, Imran Aslam and Khurram Bashir for selling meat above the prices fixed by the district government.
Meanwhile, the district labour officer challaned six petrol stations — Hafeez Service Centre, Baba Fareed Filling Station, Bahu Filling Station, Muzamil Filling Station, Sultan Bahu Filling Station and Mian Filling Station – for under-weighing fuel.