LAHORE: The Punjab Child and Welfare Protection Bureau (CPWB) on Monday is aimed at accelerating action against professional beggars in all provinces especially in Lahore amid a coronavirus pandemic, ARY NEWS reported.
According to a letter written to the Punjab Police Inspector General (IG) and Lahore commissioner, CPWB Chair Sara Ahmad asked them to launch coordinated action against beggars.
He said that despite being locked in place, professional beggars who also included children had come out in large numbers on the streets.
“Their presence on the streets could hamper efforts by the provincial government to curb the spread of the corona virus,” he said while ordering firm action against them.
It is important to mention here that the Punjab government on Monday announced the extension of a new corona virus related to the locking that is taking place in seven days.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Punjab issued a notice on the matter of formalizing the decision.
According to the notice, the locking-up coronavirus will now last until 17:00, April 14. Before the extension, the locking of the province should end tomorrow, April 7.
Yesterday, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said he could not make predictions regarding the end or continuation of the locking COVID-19 that was taking place across the country.