LAHORE-Chairman Evacuee Property Trust Board (EPTB) Syed Asif Hashmi on Thursday announced that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had issued orders for shifting of Ravi Toll Plaza from Ravi Bridge to some outside location to meet a long standing demand of Shahdra residents who had to pay the toll tax unnecessarily like other commuters traveling to Islamabad and other cities.

According to a press release, Mr Hashmi made this announcement while talking to reporters at his Shahdra residence in NA-118.

Hashmi further told reporters that President Asif Ali Zardari had already waived off toll tax for Shahdra residents on production of Identity cards, and now the PM had ordered permanent shifting of the Toll Plaza outside the City away from its exiting location. He said he was thankful to the prime minister for addressing the grievance of the people on his request. Hashmi said that both the PM and the president were determined to implement people-friendly policies.

Meanwhile, political and social organizations in NA-118 have thanked Syed Asif Hashmi for his successful efforts at resolving their issues.