DHQ, allied hospitals to have anti-smoking clinics
FAISALABAD – The district administration has decided to establish “Anti-Smoking Clinics” at Allied and DHQ hospitals to help people in giving up the habit of smoking.
In a statement to mark the International Anti-smoking Day here on Monday, Deputy Commissioner/Incharge Tobacco Control Cell Muhammad Ali said the district administration in collaboration with the Health Ministry was making strenuous efforts to make the society smoking free. He said that a vigorous awareness campaign would be launched to sensitize people about injurious affects of smoking on the human body and laws about smoking, besides making the public places free from smoking. Additional Deputy Commissioner Afifa Shajia said that offices of Deputy Commissioner, CPO, District Health Authority, Excise & Taxation, PHA, Education Authority, Punjab Food Authority, Directorate of Colleges, and public parks had already been declared smoking free. She said that a tobacco control cell had also been set up at the DC Office, besides forming a task force for the implementation of anti-smoking laws in the district.
8 brick-kilns sealed
The Environment Protection Department teams sealed eight brick-kilns functioning on the old technology in tehsil Tandlianwala on Monday. According to official sources, a team, headed by Assistant Commissioner Noman Ali, during an inspection demolished constructions on the brick-kilns besides registration of cases against the owners.
Three killed in
Three persons were killed in separate incidents near here Monday. According to Rescue-1122, two persons were riding on a motorcycle when a speeding container truck hit them near NFC Mills, Khurrianwala to Jarranwala Road.As a result, one Abbas Ali s/o Riasat Ali was killed on the spot while Muhammad Ali Raza suffered injuries. They belonged to Chak No 104 Bandhianwala.
PHA launches operation against billboards
Parks & Horticulture Authority launched a grand operation against billboards installed on buildings illegally in the city. In this regard, PHA teams removed 12 billboards from different areas – D-Ground, 4-Chak Road, Chen One Road, Susan Road and Canal Road. Director General Asima Ijaz Cheema said here Monday that operation against advertising boards installed without approval, defaulters and illegally would continue in the city without discrimination.