RAWALPINDI – Commissioner Rawalpindi division, Amdad Ullah Bosal and District Coordination Officer (DCO), Saqib Zafar have ordered an operation against manufacturers, sellers and retailers of fireworks material and its products.
According to details, the district administration is preparing lists of the shops and godowns where such products are being sold.
The departments concerned including police have been directed to launch crackdown against illegal business of fireworks. The administration has directed all the police stations and the concerned authorities to take the explosives and material into custody, whereas stern action will be taken against the violators and cases will also be filed against the vendors as well as buyers.
Dhok Ratta, Narankari Bazaar, Gawalmandi, Mohanpura and Ghazni Road are the main areas where the fireworks items are prepared. The police will sealed off the fireworks warehouses.
According to a survey conducted by this scribe, there are several fireworks manufacturers and retailers in Raja Bazaar, Gawalmandi, Mohanpura and other places who have stocked fireworks for sale on the eve of Shab-e-Barat.
The fireworks products are sold at a large number of places and easily available in the city.
Meanwhile, Executive District Officer (EDO), Municipal Services, Imtiaz Ahmed Malik along with District Officer (DO), Solid Waste Management, Dr Mazhar Azeem, visited several city areas to inspect the de-silting of small nullahs.
They, on the special directives of District Coordination Officer (DCO), Saqib Zafar, visited Jamia Masjid Road, Kurri Road and Pindora to inspect the de-silting work of small nullahs passing through these areas in connection with pre flood arrangements of the district government.
The EDO (MS) directed the DO Solid Waste Management to write a letter to the administrator Rawal Town regarding removal of encroachments from the banks of nullahs for the smooth flow of the water, particularly during rainy season.
On this occasion, he fined Chief Sanitary Inspector, Faqeer Khan who was found involved in serious negligence and carelessness in the sanitation work and de-silting campaign in connection with pre flood arrangements.
On the negligence, the said official was suspended by the EDO (MS) and other sanitary workers was directed to complete the task within shortest possible time so that the water could pass smoothly in the nullahs during rainy season and not to damage the properties situated in these areas.