19 business points sealed over lockdown violations

Women shop at a market after the government eased the lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Rawalpindi on May 9, 2020. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)

District administration has sealed 19 business points and imposed fine on various others over violations of lockdown here on Sunday.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Agha Zaheer Abbas Sherazi along with District Police Officer (DPO) Muhammad Ali Waseem visited different areas of the district to check implementation of lockdown.

During the checking, the DC sealed a hotel, mar-riage hall and 17 shops over violations while im-posed fine of Rs 30,000 on various other violators.The district officer also arrested three violators dur-ing the visits.

Speaking on the occasion, DC Agha Zaheer Abbas Sherazi said that keeping in view the rising cases of coronavirus, the provincial government has declared Khanewal among sensitive districts of the province.

He said that no one would be allowed to violate government instructions adding that the violators would be treated with iron hands. —APP

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