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Bridegroom booked for violating Section 144 in Multan

MULTAN: Multan District administration has booked a bridegroom who organized a walima ceremony at a school in the Seetal Marri area of the city.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue and focal person for coronavirus Tayyab Khan along with police conducted a targeted raid at Nasir Public School in the Seetal Marri area where a walima ceremony was organized.
The officials stopped the ceremony and registered a case against the bridegroom Rana Yasir and Principal of the school Bilal Dogar.
On this occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner said that keeping in view the sensitivity of the situation due to coronavirus Punjab government has imposed section 144 under which public gatherings have been barred. 
He said that not even a single marriage ceremony has been organized in 128 marriage halls of the city last night. He added that a control room has been establishing at the deputy commissioner’s office and it would remain open for 24 hours.
Punjab government had imposed section 144 across the province amid apprehensions about novel coronavirus. The decision came in a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Secretary after the first case of coronavirus was reported in Lahore.
The session also decided to cancel training at all police training centers across the province. The meeting also decided to ban wedding functions, educational, religious and political gatherings under section 144.
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