KOHAT: The administrations of Kohat and Lachi tehsils on Saturday booked 11 shopkeepers for violating Covid-19-induced SOPs under section 33 of the National Disaster Management Act.

The assistant commissioner, Lachi, visited the bazaars and checked prices of commodities and observance of SOPs. He booked and fined four shopkeepers while issuing warnings to four others.

Additional assistant commissioner-I Tahir Ali also visited various bazaars in the Kohat tehsil and booked seven shopkeepers.

Meanwhile, during a visit to Chakar Kot and Urban-I areas the adviser to the chief minister on science and technology directed the tehsil municipal administration to immediately replace old pipelines to ensure the residents were supplied with clean drinking water.

He was accompanied by tehsil municipal officer Mohammad Shoeb, executive engineer Laal Ghaffar, manager operations of Water Supply and Sanitation Company Kohat and the chief sanitary inspector.

Local elders and PTI workers were also present on the occasion, who complained that the residents had been receiving polluted water due to broken pipelines which required immediate replacement to stop spread of diseases.

The adviser issued on the spot orders for the pavement of streets, construction of drains, boundary wall around the graveyard and construction of a road.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2020