PESHAWAR: The Peshawar district administration has decided to launch a crackdown on use of pressure horns and loudspeakers.

For this purpose, monitoring committees of officials of the relevant departments have been formed at tehsils’ level to be headed by assistant commissioners in order to ensure action against the violators.

According to a statement, the decision was taken in a meeting held with additional deputy commissioner Gul Bano in the chair here the other day. The administrative officers and representatives of the transport and police departments and traffic police also participated in the meeting.

The participants discussed the increasing use of pressure horns and loudspeakers and their impact on the environment and decided to take strict action against the violators.

The officials said that pressure horns were being used in most vehicles in the provincial capital while fruit and vegetable sellers, scrap dealers and other vendors were unnecessarily using loudspeakers to sell their commodities and thus increasing noise pollution in different residential areas.

Published in Dawn, January 8th, 2022

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