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33 fined in a day for not wearing masks in Multan

MULTAN   -  District administration imposed fine on 33 citizens for not wearing face masks and sealed four business points over violations of corona Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during a crackdown launched here on Sunday.

As per directives of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ali Shahzad, the officers launched a crackdown against violators of corona SOPs and imposed fine of Rs16,500 on 33 citizens over violations of face mask instructions.         

The officers checked different markets at night and sealed four business points for violations of government instructions regarding closure of shops at 8pm. On the other hands, FIRs have been registered against four other shopkeepers over violations while the total fine of Rs100,000 has been imposed on violators during the last 24 hours.

Rescue 1122 controls fire at Roomi Cotton Factory

Rescue 1122 and other emergency departments have controlled fire which erupted in Roomi Cotton Factory last Saturday while the evacuation process was continued to secure remaining cotton bales and other material of the factory. 

This was disclosed by the District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 Dr Kaleemullah Shah here on Sunday. He said that after receiving emergency call on Saturday about fire in Roomi Cotton Factory, seven fire tenders of Rescue 1122, two motorbikes and one ambulance was dispatched on site to control fire.

,however, later 25 fire tenders were called from other districts, industrial estate fire tenders, cantonment board, Aviation and other departments participated in the operation. 

He said that fire had been controlled while heavy machinery, excavators and manpower was being used to evacuate remaining cotton bales and other material of the factory. 

Dr Kaleem said that there were a lot of godowns in the factory where evacuation process continued adding that it would take about one or two day for complete evacuation. He said that it was one of the major fire incidents in the history of the city which had been controlled with the help of various other departments and cooling process was continued. He said that rescue teams would remain vigilant at the site till complete evacuation. 

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