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April 6, 2020

Commissioner for comprehensive plan during lockdown

Peshawar

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April 6, 2020

SARGODHA: Commissioner Dr Farah Masood has ordered the district administration to prepare micro plan and save donors and aid recipients’ data during next week to help during the lockdown.

She also directed to remodeling of Zakat Committee at the village level and included the army, local teachers, social workers and other stakeholders so that no deserving family or person was neglected. She expressed these views while chairing a meeting with Deputy Commissioners of four districts of the division. The commissioner said that current challenges were a test of the capabilities of the executive officers so they should utilise their abilities for the assistance of the deserving people. She emphasised the need for finding and assistance of the victims at the grass-root level and directed to use local schools as office in that regard. She directed to wash hospitals, banks and main roads with chlorine on daily basis whereas public places and other streets should be washed on duration basis. In the meeting, the deputy commissioners briefed about data of lockdown victims, activities and arrangements regarding coronavirus and others facilities in their respective districts. The commissioner expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the deputy commissioners.

Increasing professional beggars creates problems for citizens: The residents on Sunday expressed concern over freely movement of professional beggars across city areas and urged authorities concerned to take action against them. These beggars have also captured all roads, parks, markets, traffic signals and other public places while no checking was being made here in this regard. The citizens said that increasing trend of these professional beggars could also become a security threat in the city. These beggars were looking busy minting money from public by using various tactics and after creating hurdles on the way of commuters, they said. A shopkeeper Suleman said that middle-aged men showing disabilities, barefooted children selling low quality products were also involved in getting sympathies of people at different places. They demanded the concerned departments for appropriate action against people involved in begging and creating problems for the residents. Despite various claims of actions and anti begging campaigns by the Social Welfare Department and Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, the beggars menace could not be controlled permanently.