FAISALABAD  -   The Faisalabad Waste Management Company (FWMC) chalked out a comprehensive cleanliness plan for Eidul Fitr. In a statement on Monday, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FWMC Bilal Firoz Joya said leaves of the staff of Operation Department had been cancelled while zero waste operation would be started from today in the city.

He said that the surrounding areas of Eid congregations would be cleaned early in the morning to ensure washing of Masajid and Eidgah.

He said the FWMC helpline 1139 would remain active round-the-clock during Eid days and prompt action would be taken for redressal of public complaints regarding cleanliness in the city.

44 shopkeepers fined for profiteering

Price control magistrates imposed a fine of Rs 69,000 on 44 shopkeepers for profiteering in various parts of the district during past 24 hours.

A spokesman for the local administration said on Monday that price control magistrates inspected 931 shops in different markets and bazaars of Faisalabad and found 44 shopkeepers involved in overcharging and imposed fine on them.

9 beggars caught

Social welfare department caught 9 habitual beggars from various cross roads and intersections of the city during the last 24 hours.

Social Welfare Officer Muhammad Tahir said here on Monday that anti-beggary campaign was in full swing in the city and 9 habitual beggars were caught today from various parts of the city. The beggars were handed over to the area police.

PHP police arrest three dacoits

The Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) police on Monday claimed to have arrested three dacoits with weapons in the area of Balochni police station.

According to PHP spokesman, a team of patrolling police intercepted three suspects while patrolling near Chak No 90-RB on Sheikhupura Road.

During interrogation, it was revealed that these suspects were wanted to police in dacoity, robbery and theft cases. The accused were identified as Rizwan, Ali Raza and Asif who were handed over to Balochni police.