Section 144 is being violated by some elements: MPA

CHITRAL: Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Maulana Hidayatur Rahman on Sunday asked the district administration of Chitral to ensure social distancing and follow Section 144 to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in the district.

Speaking at a press conference here, he said that some elements were violating the Section 144 which was enforced to ensure lockdown and the social distancing in the Chitral district. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl leaders Maulana Abdul Rahman, Maulana Abdul Sami and others were also present on the occasion.

The MPA said that the people should cooperate with the government and the district administration to implement the lockdown so that the spread of the coronavirus could be checked.

He said that it would be difficult to bring the situation under control if the people did not follow the precautionary measures. He said that his party would continue to extend cooperation to the government to curb the pandemic.–The News

It may be noted that a audio of the MPA’s telephonic conversation with the DC lower Chitral went viral recently.

In the audio leak the MPA taunts the DC for violating the coronavirus precautions by holding a public gathering in Chitral for Shahid Afridi to distribute wheat flour.

During the gathering, Section 144 was also violated by the government departments.

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