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Encroachments around airbases should be completely eliminated; Secretary Local Govt Sindh

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Secretary Local Government Sindh Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah has directed immediate removal of encroachments around all airbases of the province and removal of uncertified garbage dumping points.

A delegation of Pakistan Air Force called on Secretary Local Government Sindh Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah and briefed him about the obstacles in the way of smooth flying operations. Special Secretary LG Usman Moazzam was also present in the meeting along with Sindh Local Government Secretary.

Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah was informed that the presence of debris around the airbases becomes the cause of unwanted flying birds which creates obstacle in the way of smooth flying operations. Initiating the discussion, the Sindh Local Government Secretary said that the Government of Sindh appreciates the sacrifices and services of the country’s air limit guards and the unconditional support of the Sindh Local Government Department is always available for defenders.

Najam Ahmad Shah instructed MD Solid Waste Zubair Ahmad Channa to eliminate uncertified garbage dumping points around airbases on an emergency basis and to ensure that no obstacle should come in the way of Pakistan Air Force routine flight operations.

The Secretary Local Government Sindh was informed that there are problems in the vicinity of Jacobabad Air Base due to aerial firing and abundance of bats. Najam Ahmad Shah directed the Special Secretary Local Government to write a letter to Sindh Home Department to prevent aerial firing in Jacobabad district. The Sindh Local Government Secretary directed the district administration of Jacobabad to use anti-bat spray to solve the problem of bats and urged to launch a public awareness campaign.

Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah said that special arrangements should be made for cleanliness in all the areas within which Pakistan Air Force bases are located, cleaning of drains should be done regularly and DMCs officials and the district administration shall initiate joint efforts along with KWSB and SSWMB to prevent any untoward incident.

The Secretary Local Government Sindh specifically directed the LG officers to maintain regular liaison and cooperation with the Air Force representatives and to take immediate steps to resolve any grievances received. Najam Ahmad Shah said that encroachments and uncertified garbage stations should be demolished with full force and a joint visit should be arranged to the places from where regular complaints are being received. The Secretary ordered to show no mercy for the encroachers in any case.

At the end of the meeting, the delegation of Pakistan Air Force thanked the Secretary Local Government of Sindh for his sincere efforts and keen attention in resolving the issues of people and a commemorative souvenir was also presented to him.

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