Violations of COVID-19 guidelines by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration in different areas of the capital, overcharging by vendors and some other violations during commercial activities. A major crackdown has been launched in the area.
Authorities stepped up action after a large number of complaints were lodged at the Prime Minister’s Performance Delivery Unit (PMDU), the official complaints forum for citizens.
According to available details, the administration started cracking down on violators after receiving complaints from citizens, mostly through the media, including the PMDU and social media.
The Assistant Commissioners (ACs) of the concerned constituencies visited various bazaars, marquees, restaurants, dairy shops, mosques and inspected the implementation of Coved 19 SOPs and imposed fines on those who did not comply with the directive. Warning notices were also issued to some of them.
The AC also inspected the hygienic environment in restaurants and dairy shops. In addition, they have imposed fines on traders who charge exorbitant prices against the government’s ‘rates’ and use banned plastic bags in their shops.
According to the Daily Times, more than 600 shops in different areas have been sealed in the last two days for the above violations, while several other food restaurants have also been declared unhygienic. Sealed on supply, restoration of clean environment and violation of coveted SOPs.
ICT teams also inspected more than 60 schools but found almost all of them closed as all educational institutions in the city were closed until March 28 to control the spread of the virus. Only a few educational institutions were open, as they were allowed to continue their work due to the ongoing examinations of some classes.
According to the ICT report, 22 of the 306 inspected restaurants have been completely sealed for violating the Kovid 19 SOPs, while some were fined Rs 6,100 each. Similarly, the management teams also inspected 52 wedding halls and marches with a fine of Rs. 500. 55,000 was charged for violations of SOPs.
In addition, more than 200 shops in different constituencies were sealed and fined thousands of rupees in a single day for such violations. Similarly, out of 40 vehicles checked at various bus stops, the authorities observed that the owners of 28 vehicles were violating the rules. According to the ICT administration, five people have been arrested in this connection.
In addition to SOP violations, the city administration conducted more than 100 inspections in various areas to investigate the unauthorized use of plastic bags and the increase in illegal prices. In this regard, three shops were sealed while two persons involved in such serious violations were arrested and a fine of Rs. 1400 was imposed.
AC Rural Zukhruf Fida Malik closed the PWD Market and Bahria Urban Center during his team’s visit.
AC Secretariat Mian Anil Saeed conducted a market survey, in which he claimed that they had observed commodity prices, implementation of Cove 19SOPs, ban on the use of plastic bags, shops, restaurants, non-centers and bakeries. Has been cleaned. He said that some of them have failed to follow the instructions given by the government due to which they have been fined and warned to follow the rules / regulations in future also. They also sealed some marches in the area of Bhara Kahu and Bari Imam.
In the jurisdiction, AC Industrial Area Omid Bhatti visited the marquees. He said that during the inspection, those found violating the Kovid SOPs were fined and affidavits were taken from such violators for further compliance. “The protection of citizens is our greatest responsibility. We are doing our best to provide the best possible environment for the protection of the people,” he said, adding that Should cooperate with the government in time.
When contacted, Deputy Commissioner ICT Hamza Shafqat, who is also in quarantine due to his positive corona report, told the Daily Times that the operation was not aimed at tarnishing or tarnishing the image of businesses. “It means public safety,” he recalled. He further said that ICT has all the records and challans have been issued to the violators.
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