The city of Lahore has witnessed a remarkable transformation in cleanliness and sanitation standards, thanks to the relentless efforts of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif. During the recent Eid-ul-Adha celebrations, the LWMC embarked on an unprecedented 72-hour non-stop cleaning operation, setting a new benchmark in public service and sanitation.

A Record-Breaking Operation

The scale and efficiency of the cleaning operation were truly remarkable. Over 54,000 tons of green waste, offal, and animal waste were disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner over the three days of Eid. The zero-waste operation, which began on Chand Raat, saw more than 8,000 tons of animal remains efficiently managed. The daily breakdown of the operation was as follows:

  • First Day of Eid: 16,000 tons of waste.
  • Second Day of Eid: 18,000 tons of waste.
  • Third Day of Eid: 11,000 tons of waste.

This herculean effort was made possible by the dedication and hard work of over 15,000 LWMC staff members working in three shifts. The streets of Lahore were meticulously cleaned and washed with water mixed with rose water and phenyl to ensure a pleasant and hygienic environment for the residents.

Unparalleled Support and Supervision

The success of the operation was further bolstered by the active involvement of high-ranking officials. Commissioner Lahore Zaid bin Maqsood, Chairman LWMC Malik Bilal Zulfikar Khokhar, and CEO LWMC Babar Sahib Din, along with the Municipalities Minister Zeeshan Rafiq, Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman, and Deputy Commissioner Rafia Haider, personally supervised the cleaning activities across various city areas. Their hands-on approach ensured that the operation ran smoothly and efficiently.

State-of-the-Art Monitoring and Community Engagement

To ensure real-time monitoring and swift action, the LWMC established a control room and 291 Union Council (UC) camps. Additionally, 105 temporary collection points and five dumping sites were operational round the clock. The distribution of 1.4 million eco-friendly waste bags and the availability of supplies at 30 model camps demonstrated the company’s commitment to providing the best possible cleaning facilities to the citizens.


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