Punjab govt decides to register cases over violation of Covid-19 SOPs

LAHORE (Dunya News) - After surge in the number of coronavirus cases Punjab government has decided to take strict action over the violations of SOPs including registration of cases.

The Commissioner Lahore ordered strict implementation of the order to wear masks. According to Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Usman, those who do not wear masks will be detained and can be jailed for six months.

According to details, a meeting was held at Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Office Lahore. The meeting was chaired by Lahore Police Chief Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, Commissioner Lahore Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman, DC Lahore. Mudassar Riaz Malik, DIG Operations Lahore Sajid Kayani, DIG Investigation Sharq Jamal, DIG Hassan Raza Khan attended the meeting. The meeting discussed proposals regarding implementation of Coronavirus SOPs.

Meeting decided to register cases against those who do not wear masks and ordered strict action against those who do not follow government guidelines. Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said that government guidelines should be implemented at any cost.

Commissioner Lahore said that joint teams and control rooms have been set up, police and district administration should take joint action against violators of Coronavirus SOPs.

CCPO Lahore said that Coronavirus SOPs should be strictly enforced in marriage halls and public places. Public transport will operate at 50 percent of capacity. Compulsory mask-wearing will also be ensured and action has been ordered against the violators.