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Illegal water connections to be brought in billing net

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MULTAN: Director General Multan Development Authority (MDA) Tanveer Iqbal Tabassum directed WASA officers to bring illegal connections of WASA into billing net in order to increase revenue for the department.

During his visit to Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) head office, Shamsabad, here on Saturday, he said that it was top priority to ensure maximum facilities for masses.

He said that illegal connections of WASA were causing problems for the department.

He directed the officers concerned to identify the connections and bring them into billing net.

He said that officers should ensure their 100 percent efforts to resolve all issues faced by the people. He directed them to launch special campaign for replacement of broken covers of sewerage manholes.

He directed the officers concerned to complete ongoing development work of establishment of 29 new water filtration plants and make them operational as soon as possible.

DG MDA Tanveer Iqbal also asked officers to ensure cleanliness of 21 water tanks of the city and also directed them to make water tank having capacity of 400,000 gallon at Clock Tower Chowk operational.

He ordered the officers to provide permanent jobs to the children of WASA officers who died during service and also asked to ensure three day presence of Medical Officer at WASA Head Office every week.

He urged the citizens to pay pending dues of WASA as the department utilizing all resources to provide best facilities of water supply and drainage despite the minimum resources.

 

 

 

 

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Sri Lanka Easter Massacre toll rises to 310

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COLOMBO: Police spokesman here told NPTV that Easter bombings death toll has risen to 310, while five hundred got injured. 

President of Sri Lanka has given army war-time powers enabling them to arrest suspects.  It is pertinent to mention here that the forces used such authority throughout the 26-year-long civil war that ended in 2009.

It is pertinent to mention here that despite the arrest of forty suspects (including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers), an IED was found inside a vehicle near St. Anthony’s Church, here at Jampettah Road, Kochchikade yesterday (Monday 22nd April). It was disposed of by BDU via controlled explosion. 

A relevant piece published earlier:

SriLanka: 8 suicide bombings killed 210, injured 450

 

 

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Sri Lanka bomb attack victims: Pak NA observes 1-minute silence

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National Assembly session commences

ISLAMABAD: The members of National Assembly on Monday during the session at the Parliament House observed one-minute silence in memory of the citizens of Sri Lanka who lost their lives in bomb attacks.
The house also offered fateha for the departed souls of those who were martyred in two separate attacks in different parts of Balochistan recently.
Later, Speaker National Assembly announced a six-member panel of chairpersons for conducting the proceedings of the house in the absence of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
The Speaker named MNAs Tahir Sadiq, Jaffer Khan Leghari, Khurram Dastgir, Attaullah, Naveed Qamar and Asad Mehmood as members of the panel who would chair the proceedings of the House when the Speaker and Deputy Speaker would not be present in the house.
The Speaker announced the members for the panel according to section 13(1) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of National Assembly 2007.

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Sri Lanka Govt.. declares state of emergency

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Sri Lanka parties file court challenge

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities have ordered a state of emergency to be introduced from midnight Monday following the deadly Easter attacks, the president’s office said.
The special measures are being brought in “to allow the police and the three forces to ensure public security,” the statement said, referring to the army, navy and air force.

 

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