Farooq Haider warns traders and public not to violate lockdown restrictions


MUZAFFARABAD: AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has expressed his utter dismay over the crowd situation and unnecessary gatherings in the markets and warned business community and public that if such practice continued then government would withdraw its announced relaxation in the lockdown.

The Spokesman of state government and Minister Information Technology Dr. Mustafa Bashir in his media briefing here on Saturday, told that Prime Minister has indicated that if business community and general public not followed the recommended precautionary measures then government may review its lock-down policy.

AJK PM Raja Farooq HAider Khan

The spokesman added that Raja Farooq Haider Khan has strictly directed the concerned authorities as well as administration to take stern action against those who are not observing the precautionary measures.

“The Prime Minister also urged traders organizations to fulfill their commitment made with the government in this regard”, Dr. Mustafa added.

He regretted that numbers of complaints were received regarding the violations of the government policies. “This relaxation has given for a week time in wake of the holy month of Ramazan. If people take it lightly and not observed the precautionary measures, government would take this ease back”, he warned.

Dr. Mustafa told that no new positive case of coronavirus reported in the state on the second consecutive day while samples of 66 new suspects were also taken in last 24 hours.

He told that total of 1588 suspected cases were sent for test, of whom the result of 1515 had been received with 55 positive cases. Out of 55 coronavirus positive cases, 32 had been fully recovered and discharged from the different health facilities across the state.