369 smoky vehicles impounded

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The district administration impounded 369 smoke emitting vehicles and imposed a fine of Rs8.7 million on various industrial units and vehicles for causing smog and environmental pollution during the last 15 days.

Deputy Commissioner M Ali said on Saturday that around 197 cases were registered against farmers for burning crops residue, brick kilns and industrial units, during the same period.

More than 1231 industrial units, 158 brick kilns and 3783 vehicles were inspected during the smog prevention drive, he added.

On the other hand Lahore police arrested as many as 10,227 criminals involved in different crimes in September 2022.

According to a report issued, Police arrested 424 members of 186 active dacoit gangs and recovered 10 cars, 411 motorcycles, 14 other vehicles and electronic gadgets.

Police arrested 54 illicit arms carriers, 899 drug pushers and 442 gamblers. 5,797 proclaimed and targeted offenders and court absconders along with 1,200 proclaimed offenders (POs) of ‘A’ category, 538 POs of ‘B’ category, 4,059 targeted offenders whereas 3,179 court absconders (CAs) were arrested during last month.

Police also arrested 263 accused for violating Kite Flying Act and recovered more than 2,929 kites as well as 330 strings from them. As many as 2,013 lawbreakers were arrested under National Action Plan (NAP) on different violations during the last month.

414 people were arrested on Sound System Regulation Ordinance violation, 283 on Information of Temporary Residents Ordinance violation, 670 on Arms (Amendments) Ordinance violation, 08 on Expressing Matters on Walls (Amendments) Ordinance violation and 8 accused were arrested for spreading hate.

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