Pakistan Observer

25 held for violating Ramazan ordinance

Friday, August 05, 2011 - Faisalabad—As many as 25 people were sent behind the bars on violating Ehteram-e-Ramzan Ordinance in the city. According to a spokesman of the City District Government, special teams were formed to conduct raids to nab the violators of Ehteram-e-Ramzan Ordinance. He said the raiding teams arrested 25 people from different parts of the city while eating/drinking publicly.

Hence, these violators were sent to jail for 72 hours, the spokesman said and added that among them included Aamir Sohail, Ehsan Ullah, Sher Baz, Rana Ejaz, Sharafat Ali, Mulazim Husain, Zahid Mukhtar, Tanveer Aslam, Tariq Husain, Muhammad Zahid, Zahid Ali, Sajid Ali, Yasir, Imran, Mujahid, Babar Ali, Muhammad Azeem, Mazhar Abbas, Imran, Shehbaz, Muhammad Husain and Tariq. Police arrested two drug pushers and seized contraband items from their possession in the area of Ghulam Muhammad Abad police station.

On a tip-off, a police team led by Sub-Inspector Allah Rakha raided a shop in the area of Ghousia Abad and arrested two drug peddlers Saleem and Shabbir. Meanwhile, in Karachi Commissioner and Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed has warned the profiteers and hoarders of daily utility items to refrain from challenging government writ or strict action would be taken against them which may include heavy fine or imprisonment or both. He was speaking in a meeting to evaluate the strategy for price control during Ramadan and action against illegal storage of sugar, flour and other utility items.

The meeting was attended by the assistant commissioners and mukhtiarkars of all five districts of Karachi besides the Deputy Commissioner Central Matanat Ali Khan, DC South Mustafa Jamal Qazi, DC Malir Qazi Jan Muhammad, DC West Ghanwar Ali Leghari, EDO E&IP Dr. Saif-u-Rehman and other officers. Taking notice of the artificial shortage of sugar in market, he said the government had fixed the rate of sugar at Rs68 per kg. However, some hoarders have created this artificial shortage of sugar by storing it in their warehouses. All this stored sugar will be brought into market so that the people could be provided with some facility in the holy month.—APP

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