Punjab to ban cattle markets in urban areas

Punjab government has ordered local administrations not to allow the establishment of cattle markets in populated areas ahead of Eidul Azha, on Tuesday.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that directed concerned authorities to present plans for sealing more hotspot areas of COVID-19 in Lahore.

The chief minister announced that cattle markets will not be established within urban areas as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.

CM Usman Buzdar directed initiation of crackdowns against the hoarders of medicines, Actemra injections besides ordering the administration and concerned institutions to carry out indiscriminate action against the responsible persons.

He instructed to constitute a committee to look into complaints regarding the private hospitals involved in overcharging patients during the emergency period. He said that strict action will be taken against such hospitals for overcharging patients.

The chief minister announced that special assistance will be given to the families of officers who have lost their lives while performing duties.