DC directs authorities to accelerate raids over SOPs violations.

RAWALPINDI -- Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Capt. (r) Anwar ul Haq on Monday urged the citizens to wear face masks which help stop the spread of coronavirus and also directed the authorities concerned to accelerate raids to check Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) violations.

He informed that Rawalpindi district administration officers, under their ongoing campaign launched to check implementation of coronavirus SOPs issued by the Punjab government, inspected 18 mosques and madaras besides conducting 41 raids at public transport vehicles.

He said fines amounting to Rs 60,000 were imposed on the rules violators and 15 vehicles were also impounded.

Similarly, 14 bus terminals were raided to check implementation of the SOPs while the violators were penalized with Rs 12,000 fines, he added.

He said 66 public parks were also inspected and Rs 2900 fines were imposed on those who breached the SOPs.

134 shopping malls, markets and plazas were checked under efforts being made by the administration to contain spread of coronavirus and 71 violators were imposed fines amounting to Rs 99,500.

The raiding teams also checked 21 marriage halls and 123 restaurants while a marriage hall and 15 restaurants were sealed for violating the guidelines issued by the government and penalized with fines amounting to Rs 164,500.

The DC urged the citizens to follow the coronavirus SOPs and adopt all possible...

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