Lockdown imposed in different areas of Peshawar, situation in Punjab is critical

Our Correspondents

District Administration after the recommendations of District Health Officer, Sunday ordered to impose smart lockdown in different areas of Peshawar to control further spread of coronavirus.

According to a notification issued here, the smart lockdown has been imposed in Sector D-II, D-IV, D-V and E-III, Phase-I, Hayatabad, Sector-C-III, Phase-V, Hayatabad, Sector-H-II, P-II, Phase-IV, Hayatabad, Zaryab Colony bound by Afghan Colony Road, Faqir Abad Road, Saeed Abad bound by Saddar Road, Shami Road and Kabul Road, Mushtaq Abad bound by Nauthia Road, Shafiq General Store Road and Chaman Zar Colony Road, Lala Zar area bound by Wazir dund Canal, Lala Zar Road, Industrial Estate Road and Marjan Gathering Road, Street No: 9, Gulbahar No: 2, Peshawar and Faisal Colony, bound by Dalazak Road, Faisal Colony Road and Gharib Abad Road.

The imposition of smart lockdown would start from 1800 hours and remain in force till further orders, the notification said adding no general entry or exit to these localities, except those supplying essential commodities will be allowed.

Special Assistant Chief Minister Punjab for Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the situation of COVID19 in Pakistan and especially in Punjab is critical, the instructions given to the province from the platform of NCOC are going to be fully implemented under the leadership of the Chief Minister, In the last 24 hours, 43 precious lives have been lost in Punjab.

She expressed these views while addressing a press conference in village Kobe Chuk Sialkot yesterday.

She said that protection of lives of the people of Punjab is the top priority therefore wearing masks has been made mandatory in the province and non-wearing of masks can result in fines and imprisonment for 6 months.

“Today we have to renew our commitment on how to deal with the Covid 19 wave,” She added.