RAWALPINDI - District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal has directed the concerned officers of district administration to strictly implement Marriage Ordinance in the letter and spirit in the light of instructions issued by the Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. DCO Rawalpindi warned that strict action under law would be taken against all concerned who would violate restrictions of one dish, unnecessary illumination and firing with arms in the air and use of fire works on the occasion of marriage functions. He issued these instructions while presiding over a meeting of police officers and district administration Rawalpindi here on Saturday. City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Rao Muhammad Iqbal, Sub Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs), EDO (Revenue), EDO (Law), TMOs, DDORs from all sub divisions of the district and other concerned officers attended the meeting. Imdad Ullah Bosal said that committees constituted in the light of Marriage Ordinance should be reactivated immediately to enforce the law in this respect. He directed that all committees from local to district level should start checking of marriage halls, hotels, marriage lawns of catering companies and other places where marriages are being held to implement the law in this respect strictly. He added that one dish under marriage law include "one salan, rice, roti/nan and one sweet dish" and those who violate the limits prescribed in the ordinance should be taken to the task as per procedure under law. DCO said that committees headed by DCO at district level, EDO (R), TMOs at tehsil level and Secretary Union Council at Union Council level should conduct checking and report immediately by lodging complaint in the court very next day against the defaulters as per law. He said that police would also extend assistance to these committees where it was needed and permissible under law. He informed that under Marriage Ordinance the defaulters might be awarded punishment of one month imprisonment and a fine from one lac rupees to five lac by the court. He directed the police that strict action would also be taken against those who were found involve in aerial firing on the occasion of marriages. He said that meetings at sub-divisional level should also be held to warn all owners of marriage halls, hotels, catering companies and people in general through publicity. He said that the objective of Marriage Ordinance was to prevent wealthy people from making show of wealth and to hurt poor. DCO also directed TMOs to immediately take steps for removal of all kinds of wall chalking in their respective areas and they should also take action under law against the violators. He also issued directions to conduct an effective operation against encroachments in the city and violators whether they are "rehri bans" or shopkeepers should be taken to task in accordance with the law. City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Rao Muhammad Iqbal, on this occasion, said that police would extend all out support to committees and officers of district administration for implementation of Marriage Ordinance in the light of instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. He said that police would accompany the checking officers to confiscate food if prepared more than the limits described in the law. He added that strict action under law would be taken against those who commit offence of firing in the air with arms and cases under Arms Act and other relevant sections of law would be registered immediately and no leniency in this respect would be shown.