Many violators were arrested, limits to be tightened: AIG | Instant News


KARACHI Additional Inspector General (AIG) Ghulam Nabi Memon said on Tuesday that police forces had carried out government orders and strengthened locking in Karachi to contain a COVID-19 pandemic, ARY News reported.

AIG Ghulam Nabi Memon announced that many citizens had been arrested for locking violations and restrictions would be tightened starting Wednesday. He made the announcement during his visit to the SSU Headquarters.

During the briefing, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Operation Maqsood Memon said the police department continued to oversee the movement of Karachi citizens through the Citizen Monitoring App.

It appears that more than 27,000 people came out of their homes during the lockdown, whereas, more than 500 residents were stopped by security officers because of violations.

Most residents told police that they came out of their homes to buy rations or medicines, DIG Operations said, adding that the monitoring application also helped them track down those who did not need to leave the house.

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Previously, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed his frustration at the public bustle on various roads and shops in the province despite ongoing lockouts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He directed the law enforcement authorities to implement locking in the province. “I want tight locking in place as happened during the first seven days of closure,” he said while issuing directions for tighter implementation of closure orders in the province during a consultation meeting of members of the provincial cabinet.

He said that no one could roam freely without reason.

Shah said that coronavirus figures emerging from the province has raised serious concerns. “I urge that people in the province remain indoors,” he said.

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