To ensure measures to contain coronavirus outbreak, the Lahore Police Operations Wing has staged special pickets in different areas of the city.
The measure has been taken to ensure strict implementation in section 144 to contain the movement of the public in the city on the fourth day of the partial lockdown by Punjab Government in wake of impending Coronavirus.
As many as 28,631 citizens have been checked at these pickets and more than 19,971 persons were asked to contain their unnecessary movement and go back to their homes during the last four days since the impose of section 144 as a part of an impartial lockdown in the city.
DIG Operations Rai Babar Saeed further informed that as many as 354 FIRs were registered against persons in violations of sections 144.
The accused persons nominated in FIRs for violation of section 144 were release afterward taking warranty bonds as not to move again in the city unnecessarily.
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As many as 18,476 motorcycles, cars, rickshaws’ and bigger vehicles were contained from movement in the city.
DIG Operations Lahore Rai Babar Saeed visited these pickets to review the arrangements made such as checking the mechanism of citizens and precautionary measures taken by deputed Police personnel.
DIG Operations has appealed with the citizens to cooperate with police and other Law Enforcement Agencies, refraining themselves from unnecessary movement in the city.
All stakeholders in society needed to play their pivotal role in the fight against the coronavirus, besides strictly adhering to the advisory on precautionary measures so that every citizen could be saved from the disease, Rai Babar Saeed concluded.
Punjab Police has also arrested five imams for violating the Friday prayer code at Gakhar Mandi. The Punjab government had announced the mosques to be locked for Juma prayers and general prayers five times a day except only for five people including the caller for prayer (Muezzin) and prayer leader (imam).