First FIR registered against Lahore man for not wearing face mask

12:50 PM | 28 Mar, 2021
First FIR registered against Lahore man for not wearing face mask
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LAHORE – For the first time in Pakistan, police booked a citizen for not wearing a face mask in Lahore on Sunday.

Islampura police registered the case under the provisions of the Punjab Epidemic Control Ordinance 2020.

Muhammad Javed, a resident of Islampura, was booked for being unmasked in public - which has been declared a violation by the provincial authorities after the recent Covid-19 surge.

According to the police officer of Islampura PS, the man was hanging out with friends in public without wearing a face mask.

On Saturday, the government had implemented strict public measures to ensure implementation of Covid standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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