Section 144 imposed in Islamabad amid rising coronavirus cases


ISLAMABAD: The city administration decided to impose Section 144 in Islamabad on Saturday, as new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in the country. 

The section has been imposed in the province as restaurants and shopping malls have been ordered to close by 10:00pm in the city. However, meat shops and milk shops as well as tandoors have been exempted from the prohibition. 

“However, this restriction will not apply to Pharmacies, Dispensaries, Clinics, Grocery Stores, Karyana Stores, Bakaries, Atta Chakkies, Tandoors, Milk Shops, Auto workshop, Petrol pumps, Chicken and meat shops, Mandis and Restaurant/food outlets for delivery and takeaways,” read the notification. 

According to the notification, the section has been imposed with immediate effect and will be in place for 15 days. 

All persons who violate the directive will be prosecuted.

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