Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives Muhammad Basharat Raja said that the guidelines issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) for Eidul Fitr to control the spread of coronavirus would be strictly implemented in letter and spirit.
Presiding over a meeting to review the implementation of anti-Covid standard operating procedures (SOPs) here on Sunday, the minister maintained that movement of residents would be monitored closely during the Eid holidays and no one would be allowed to move freely.
Raja said that police rangers and other law enforcement agencies had been on the alert and police checkpoints had been set up at tourist routes to restrict the unnecessary movement of citizens in order to control the spread the deadly virus.
He expressed hope that people would behave like responsible citizens and would cooperate with the administration to defeat Covid by abiding with the restrictions.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2021.