LAHORE - District Coordination Officer (DCO) Noorul Amin Mengal said officials of Rescue 1122, Civil Defence, Town Administration and CDGL and the Shia community played their vital role for peaceful Youm-e-Ashur.

The DCO paid visit to the central route, temporary hospitals and Karbla Gamay Shah and inspected the arrangements. MNA Pervaiz Malik, MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir and officers of CDGL were also with him. He also had aerial view of the route through helicopter with MNAs and MPAs.

Mengal visited the control room at Nadir Hall and monitored the procession through CCTV cameras.

Later on, Lahore Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik and the DCO paid surprise visit to Karbla Gamay Shah and inspected the security arrangements. The DCO stated that a special security plan had been constituted for Majalis in City.

He further disclosed that vacations of all doctors and para medical staff were cancelled in all hospitals of the CDGL. The DCO also appreciated the role of the Shia community which had eliminated the procession on the given time.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Lahore Jawad Rafiq Malik said that peaceful ending of Youm-e-Ashur was a proof that unity among all the sects was guarantee of peace. He also appreciated the role of ulema in this regard.

Meanwhile, during the ongoing drive against overcharging and hoarding price control magistrates have challaned 120 profiteers and hoarders during 505 raids on markets of different areas. The magistrates also lodged cases against 14 shopkeepers and hoarders with imposing a total fine of Rs 105700.

Different squads of the CDGL on Monday gunned down about 257 dogs during ongoing drive against stray dogs, initiated by CDG on the public complaints.  

916 bikes challaned: The City Traffic Police got registered 22 cases and challanned 916 motorbikes besides locking up 1,301 bikes in police stations for violating ban on pillion-riding during Ashura.

Action was also initiated against 103 motorcyclists for riding bikes without number plates in City.  Chief Traffic Officer Suhail Ch said on Monday that traffic police also launched crackdown on tinted glasses in vehicles and suspected number plates during the Ashura.