HAFIZABAD -The police and local administration launched crackdown on the dealers of fireworks in the city to prevent any unpleasant incident on Shab-i-Barat and arrested nine shopkeepers for violating the ban on the sale of fireworks.

Those arrested were Younas from Dal Bazar, Liaqat Ali from MohallahSharifpura, Shahzad from MohallahKhanpura, Junaid from MohallahQadafipura, Abubakar from Zulifqar Colony, ZafarShahzad from Khanpura, Mubashar Ali from Farooq-e-Azam Road and Muhammad Amin from Tahir Colony. Separate cases have been registered against them accordingly.