Capital City Police Officer Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar on Friday underscored that being Muslims, Pakistanis are a strong nation and can defeat Covid-19 but for that purpose, cooperation from each and every segments of society is imperative.
“Corona Pandemic is a drastic reality which has affected almost each of us by its grave loss and sufferings to our near and dear ones but through that shroud of pain and grief, Lahore has continued to be the resilient city that we have always been.”
Ghulam Mahmood Dogar was addressing the congregation of Juma prayer at Badshahi Mosque on Friday.
The City police chief said that using this platform of historic and sacred mosque, to appeal citizens to wear mask and follow Corona SOPs including social distance, emphasizes the gravity and seriousness of the issue as new Corona variations have been observed again in the country.
Pointing out the threat of fourth wave of Covid-19 in the wake of recent rise in positive cases after a slight down slide, Ghulam Mahmood Dogar urged and appealed to the masses to continue the use of facemask; the easiest way to save themselves and others from the virus, take protective measures and get themselves vaccinated as early as possible.
CCPO Lahore said, though Covid-19 is deadly virus but we can control it just as we controlled it earlier by following the SoPs during the previous waves.
We seek full cooperation of citizens in adhering to the SoPs, so that we can save precious lives including those of our near and dear ones by taking preventive measures, Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said.
“Ensure vaccination, wear a mask, maintain social distance, wash hands with soap frequently and avoid crowded places” Commander Lahore Police urged.
We can celebrate on Eid ul Azha and wedding events keeping the gatherings limited and taking all precautions by following the SoPs, he added.
Commissioner Lahore Capt(R) Muhammad Usman also addressed the Juma Congregation. Both the officers distributed free masks among members of Juma Congregation as well as citizens at Badshahi mosque as a part of “Lahore Wear Mask” awareness campaign.