According to sources, the department wrote to the Punjab government that the loudspeaker act had been violated at 177 mosques and other places since July this year but the local administration, district government and police had not taken an effective action.
According to a report sent to the additional IG Rawalpindi and Home Department Punjab, only one case was registered in Rawalpindi district while three cases were registered in Attock district in the Rawalpindi division so far on defying the ban on unnecessary use of the loud speaker.
It is suggested in the report that the loudspeaker act should be strictly implemented under the backdrop of law and order situation in the country and to penalise those found violating the act.
When contacted, DCO Rawalpindi, Saqib Zafar said that the ban on unnecessary use of loudspeaker was implemented in the region.
It is pertinent to mention here that use of loud speakers in mosques is allowed just for Azaan and khutba on Jumma.