Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar ordered on Thursday strict action against those not following Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs).
In his tweet, Usman Buzdar said the government eased lockdown in view of possible hunger and poverty. He said all concerned associations had promised to follow SOPS.
However, Buzdar said, in most places SOPs are not being implemented at all. Therefore, he said, he has ordered strict action to be taken against those failing to follow SOPs.
حکومت نے ممکنہ بھوک اور افلاس کے پیشِ نظر لاک ڈاؤن میں نرمی کی تھی لیکن ساتھ ہی تمام متعلقہ ایسوسی ایشنز نے SOPs پر عملدرآمد کروانےکا وعدہ بھی کیا تھا
لیکن اکثر جگہوں پر SOPs پر بالکل عملدرآمد نہیں کیا جا رہا جس پر پنجاب بھر میں سخت ایکشن شروع کرنے کی ہدایات جاری کر دی ہیں!!
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) June 4, 2020
On the other hand earlier today Deputy Commissioner Islamabad also briefed about the inspection of markets implementing SOPs.
In a tweet, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad wrote:
Inspecting various markets in Islamabad. Some areas are following SOPs but some are openly violating em. Today all teams have been directed to take strict action. Arrests will be made. Penalties will be opposed. The shops will be sealed.
Inspecting various markets in Islamabad. Some areas are following SOPs but some are openly violating em. Today all teams have been directed to take strict action. Arrests will be made. Penalties will be opposed. Shops will be sealed. pic.twitter.com/FtNrNOIC1h
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) June 4, 2020
However, The capital administration has sealed nine areas in Islamabad following massive outbreaks of Covid-19. A notification issued from the office of the district magistrate said that Huawei Tech, Saudi Pak Tower in Blue Area, the Pakistan Sports Board, Gulraigan in Chattha Bakhtawar, Street 13-C in the National Police Foundation in E-11/4, Street 26 and sub-street 110 in I-10/4, Street 111 in G-9/4, Street 54 in G-7/2, Block No.6 in PWD Colony and Street 62 in G-6/4 have been sealed and the police, Rangers and army have been asked to cordon off these areas for public safety.