LAHORE - Acting District Coordination Officer Ahad Khan Cheema imposed ban on boarding in the River Ravi on those boats which had poor condition and had not better arrangements.

He directed to boats’ owners to take all precautionary measures to protect the life of visitors and to follow all the rules and regulations laid by the Civil Denfence Department. The acting DCO also directed to DO (Civil Denfence) to visit the spot and to monitor boats conditions. On which DO (Civil Defence) along with his staff paid surprise visit to boating spot of the river and checked boats condition.

He directed to boats owners to have fine life jackets and an expert swimmer in each boat so that, any untoward incident can be avoided. DO (Civil Defence) revealed on this occasion that today only those boats were allowed for boating , which had fulfilled above mentioned arrangements.

Meanwhile, the price control magistrates conducted a crackdown on hoarding and price hike of essential items in different parts of the City on Wednesday.

The magistrates paid surprise raids on 373 shops to check the prices and quality of essential items. However, 57 challaned were conducted during raids due to overcharging and price hike and an amount of Rs.46,400 was recovered from shopkeepers as fine. One FIR was lodged against a shopkeeper. Acting DCO Ahad Cheema said the magistrates would have a stern crackdown against price hikers and hoarders on coming Sunday.

On the direction of acting DCO, the officers of City District Government were continuing Anti-dengue campaign activities in their concerned towns for the elimination of dengue larva. In this regard the officers of CDGL Wednesday visited 43 graveyards, 86 junkyards, 70 under construction building, 142 tyre shops and checked the presence of dengue larva. However, dengue larva was found on 10 places which were sprayed later on and the larva was eliminated.

The acting DCO said the officers of CDGL were performing their duties whole heartedly and they were checking sensitive and suspected places and if larva was found.