LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar expressed displeasure over presence of unnecessary traffic on some roads on Sunday and ordered the officials concerned to persuade citizens at checkpoints to remain confined in their homes for their own protection.
An official statement said the chief minister paid a surprise visit to various areas of Lahore without protocol. He took round of different markets and roads. Chief Minister Buzdar himself drove vehicle and took stock of implementation of the partial lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
He monitored the implementation of government restrictions at Shahra-e-Awan-e-Tijarat, Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Shadman, Jail Road and other areas.
The chief minister stopped his vehicle at some check posts and commended police personnel for vigilantly performing their duties. He also viewed closure of different markets.
Buzdar paid tribute to trader community for fully implementing government steps with regard to closing down markets.
He said the law enforcement personnel are diligently performing their duties on roads, market places and bazaars.
Buzdar appealed to the people to remain inside their homes so as to protect themselves from coronavirus and to not leave their homes without genuine need.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2020.