In a first, Punjab Police registers FIR against man in Lahore for not wearing mask

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In a first, Punjab Police registers FIR against man in Lahore for not wearing mask

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).

Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Usman while speaking with press reporter’s announced that those who do not wear masks will be held and can be jailed for up to six months.