Chief minister orders steps for rainwater drainage.

PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the Water and Sanitation Services Company Peshawar (WSSP) to take measures to prevent rainwater from submerging major arteries in the city, including University Road and Kohat Road.

Chairing a meeting regarding the WSSP's affairs here, Mr Mahmood directed the officials to ensure water doesn't stand on the roads after rainfall.

He asked the WSSP to improve performance and said providing a clean and healthy environment for the residents was the priority of the government.

Mr Mahmood said that all required resources would be provided to the WSSP on a priority basis to ensure sanitation as desired by the people.

Says action should be taken against WSSP's ghost employees

He called for the start of a special sanitation campaign in the provincial capital and said all relevant departments should fulfil their responsibilities in a coordinated manner.

The relevant officials briefed participants, including local government minister Faisal Amin Gandapur, chairman of the WSSP board Rizwan Bangash, WSSP chief executive officer and other senior officials, about the company's performance.

They said that the water and sanitation agency was providing services to 3.3 million population in 65 union councils and 233 neighbourhood councils of Peshawar.

The officials said that 240,000 tons of waste was disposed of by the company annually, while 12,000 complaints related to tubewells and sanitation services were resolved last year.

They said that 1,200 water samples were tested in the last one year to ensure the supply of clean drinking water to people.

The officials said that a real-time water quality testing system had been introduced...

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