ISLAMABAD  - District Magistrate Islamabad has imposed Section 144 on swimming and taking bath in Nullah Korang, Nullah Sawah and other drains in view to avoid any untoward incident during ongoing monsoon season. The district administration on Friday imposed Section 144 along the Nullah Korang, Nullah Sawah and other drains in the city.

 as part of its preventive measures against any possible floods.

District Magistrate Islamabad Aamir Ali Ahmed during a meeting issued special directives to Islamabad Administration saying the ban on washing of clothes, cars and swimming in the drains would be implemented immediately and strict action would be taken against the violators.

Thursday’s rain in the catchment area of all major drains/nullas caused a mild flood in the natural drain as water level remained high compared to that on Wednesday. Our primary target is to keep people at a bay from the vicinities of Nullah and other drains. In rainy season, there is always significant flow of water in all the drains, he said.

In such a case, if people, particularly children swim there for fun, there are chances of casualties,” he added.