RAWALPINDI - The city traffic police (CTP) while intensifying action against one-wheeling arrested 50 youngsters here on Jhelum Road on Saturday and sent them behind the bars. All the youngsters were kept in the lockup of police station Civil Line after registration of cases under section 113 against them, the CTP spokesman said. According to him, following the instructions of Chief Traffic Officer (CTO)/SSP Shohaib Khurram Janbaz, a special squad was formed to curb the dangerous activity in the city.
CTO Shohaib Khurram Janbaz talking to media persons on the occasion said that the activity was already being checked by special squads of traffic officials deputed on the roads but special arrangements were made to check the activity on Jhelum Road. He urged the parents to keep vigil on their children and refrain them from this death game.
drive against dengue
Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, provincial minister for labour and manpower, has called for expediting anti-dengue campaign because breeding of dengue larvae is feared due to recent unexpected rains. He also said that public representatives should be taken on board in this regard. He said that special attention should be paid on graveyards and junkyards and rainwater should immediately be drained out if it accumulates at some place.
The minister expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of dengue review committee here at Commissioner Office on Saturday. Besides Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed, MNAs Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Asia Naz Tanoli and Asfand Yar Bhindara, MPAs Raja Hanif Advocate, Chaudhry Sarfraz Afzal, and Sobia Satti, PML-N leaders including Dr Jamal Nasir, Sardar Nasim, Shakeel Awan, Malik Ghulam Raza, Umer Farooq and Rahat Qadoosi, and officers of concerned departments were also present on the occasion. Commissioner Zahid Saeed said that construction companies involved in the metro bus project should be directed to clear accumulated rainwater within three days to remove expected breeding grounds of dengue larvae.
He said that TMOs of Potohar and Rawal Towns should complete the cleanup operation in graveyards on emergency basis because water pockets could emerge there due to rains.
Various government departments gave their briefings on anti-dengue efforts in the meeting.