Rs50,000 fined for not wearing face mask

Our Correspondent
Dir Upper

The district administration Dir Upper has declared wearing face masks mandatory for all residents when out in public places in order to contain the spread of corona pandemic in the area.

“Wearing face mask has now become mandatory and those failing to abide by the rules will face a penalty of Rs50,000 or three months’ imprisonment or both,” says Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Shoib Khan on Thursday.

In this regard, he paid a surprise visit to Arjam Tehsil and raided several places. During inspection dozens of shops were sealed over violation of Covid SOPs and several people were fined.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that district administration has imposed section 144 and violators would be dealt strictly.

He also distributed masks among shopkeepers and transporters and urged them to strictly follow all precautionary measures suggested by the government.