FAISALABAD    -   As many as 14 sale points are functions in the district where 10-kg flour bags are being sold at the rate of Rs490 per bag.

During a visit to sales points here on Thursday, District Food Controller Waqar Housaf said that the supply of flour bags was being ensured at over 1,000 notified shops in the district to facilitate people. As many as 86,975 flour bags of 10-kg were being supplied to these bazaars on a daily basis.

The sales points are functional in Faizan Madina Chowk Su­san road, Fawara Chowk Batala Colony, People’s Colony No 2, Kalim Shaheed Park Narrwala Road, Riaz Shahid Chowk, Mas­jid Bazaar Jhumra Road, Quaid-e-Azam Road, Tandlianwala, Mamu Kanjan, tehsil Samundri and Jinnah Park Chak Jhumra.

DC ORDERS STERN ACTION AGAINST OVERLOADING, OVER-CHARGING

Deputy Commissioner Umer Iftikhar Sherazi directed the district regional transport authority (RTA) to launch a com­prehensive crackdown against transporters involved in over­loading and over charging.

During his visit to different bus, wagon stands of the district on Thursday, the deputy commissioner checked quality and prices of food items at Tuk Shop of Faisal Mover terminal and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the owner for selling food items at high rates. He also challaned different wagons for charging extra fare from the passengers during visit of Ayub Chowk wag­on stand. The DC directed Secretary RTA Hina Rehman to en­sure stern action against transporters involved in overcharging and overloading. He directed her to check fitness certificates of all passenger vehicles adding that no vehicles would be al­lowed to use roads without having fitness certificates.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC Umer Iftekhar Sherazi said that transporters would face strict action against them over vi­olations of fare. He said that action would also be taken against the vehicles using LPG.

Meanwhile, Multan Division Commissioner Engineer Amir Khattak inaugurated water filtration plant at Shujabad having capacity of 3000 gallon here on Thursday. Addressing the in­augural ceremony, he said the filtration plant would facilitate 12,000 people on daily basis by offering clean drinking water to them. He said that the provision of clean drinking water would help protect people from hepatitis and other diseases. He said that provision of clean drinking water to every citizen was the top priority of the provincial government adding that all possible efforts were being made for this purpose.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Tahir Wat­too said that the underground water of the Shujabad city was harmful for health and added that new water filtration plants were the only solution for protecting people from diseases. He said the two new water filtration plants have already been made functional in the city