LAHORE              -         Provincial Industries & Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal urged the masses to lend their due cooperation  with regard to imposition of the government decisions to impede the spread of coronavirus.

Talking to a traders delegation at Camp Office on Sunday, he warned that those elements not implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) would face action. Mian Aslam Iqbal asserted that violation of SOPs would not be tolerated at any cost as there was no other remedy except adopting precautionary measures to protect oneself and others from coronavirus.

Aslam Iqbal stressed that it was essential to implement SOPs in order to protect lives of the masses and disclosed that monitoring process of markets would continue and action would be taken in case of any violation. The minister emphasized that traders should conduct sprays and maintain cleanliness in their markets during two days closure of markets.

He urged that if the masses adopt positive conduct then difficult lockdown situation can be averted.  He motivated the masses to stand by the government in its war against coronavirus. The minister outlined that  the government steps and decisions were being taken for  welfare of the  masses to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Financial assistance given to child mauled by dogs

Meanwhile, Mian Aslam Iqbal inquired after the health of a 13-year-old child who was mauled by dogs few days ago. Mian Aslam Iqbal, on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar ,visited the residence of the child, Azam, in Baikeywal village and handed over a cheque of Rs 200,000 to his mother. On this occasion, the minister said that all possible medical facilities would be provided to the child.