Coronavirus: Three grooms arrested in Peshawar for violating ban

12:16 PM | 23 Mar, 2020
Coronavirus: Three grooms arrested in Peshawar for violating ban
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PESHAWAR - The city administration has arrested three grooms for holding marriage ceremonies by violating a ban imposed in wake of coronavirus outbreak. 

A team comprising assistant commissioner Rizwana Dar, additional assistant commissioner Kashif Jan and others carried out raids in areas near Ring Road. 

The team arrested the grooms and catering service providers while legal proceedings to be launched against the culprits. 

Officials said that the families have been warned about holding the ceremonies but they gathered 500 people amid coronavirus outbreak.

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