District Magistrate Chaudhry Muhammad Tariq, under Section 144 CrPC, imposed a ban on the sale and use of all sorts of firecrackers across the district.

The district authorities took the action on the move of SSP Mirpur Raja Urfan Salim, who strongly recommended the imposition of a ban on the use and sale of the all sorts of fireworks including crackers on all occasions including wedding, according to an official statement issued here on Tuesday.

Taking immediate effect, the order shall remain in force for a period of two months, it said. The violators of the ban shall be penalized under Section 188 CrPC.