Police hold walk to create awareness against coronavirus

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad police on Thursday organized walk along with traders’ community to create awareness against coronavirus and urged the citizens to follow precautionary measures.

The walk was organized following the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman at Aabpara and Super markets of the Capital. DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar, SSP (Operations) Syed Mustafa Tanveer, SSP (City) Muhammad Omer Khan, DSP Raja Tahir Hussain, senior police officials and representatives of traders community participated in it.

On the occasion, DIG (Operations) Afzaal Ahmed Kausar distributed masks among the citizens and appealed the citizens to follow SOPs issued by the government.

Talking to media at the culmination point at Aabpara market, DIG (Operations) said that third wave of coronavirus is more dangerous and law enforcement agencies including police are working hard to ensure implementation on SOPs.

DIG (Operations) said that Islamabad police have registered numerous FIRs during the last four months over the violation of SOPs.

He said that cooperation of traders and citizens is crucial to check the spread of this disease.

Afzaal Ahmed Kausar urged the citizens to follow preventive measures and wear masks, maintain social distance, wash hands and avoid unnecessary travelling.

He asked shopkeepers to follow the policy of ‘no mask – no service’ and cooperate with the government on implementation on SOPs.

“We all have to perform our role to avoid spread of this pandemic and to secure lives of our families and other people,” DIG (Operations) maintained.