109 held, 143 restaurants sealed for non-compliance of Covid SoPs

City Reporter

Islamabad Capital Territory administration has arrested 109 persons and sealed 143 restaurants for non-compliance of anti-coronavirus standard operating procedures.

The civil administration teams headed by assistant commissioners (ACs) in collaboration with federal capital police were visiting hotels, restaurants, shops, markets to ensure strict enforcement of covid SOPs, said Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat on Monday.

Sharing details about the actions taken during last month with media, he said the authorities imposed fine worth Rs 203500 by inspecting as many as 4113 shops. Some 145 shops were also sealed for violating the SOPs, he added.

The authorities, he said also checked 1657 restaurants 611 Marques to ensure the compliance of covid SOPs.

To a query, he said the ACs concerned along with National Command and Operation Centre officials were in the field to check the vaccination status of the staff and customers at various shops including meat, vegetables, cash and carries, and hotels, restaurants in main markets of the federal capital.

Heavy fines were being imposed on coronavirus SoPs violators, and unvaccinated individuals. FIRs being lodged against shop owners for not inoculation of staff against the virus.

Meanwhile, Magistrate ICT, conducted price checking, monitoring anti-dengue activities and compliance of COVID-19 SOPs in the area of Khanna where Rs 17500 fine collected from the violators.

Likewise, assistant commissioner (Saddar) carried out price checking in D-12 Markaz. Prices of fruits/ vegetables and other essential commodities were assessed. One shop sealed and two shopkeepers were shifted to police station due to over charging.

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