Sindh police arrest 124 people for violating lockdown orders

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SINDH: Sindh police on Friday apprehended 124 people over allegedly violating lockdown orders across Sindh province during 24 hours.

According to a spokesman for Sindh police, at least 33 people were arrested for violating lockdown orders from different parts of Karachi.

Those were arrested in Karachi, including nine people from the South zone, 17 from East zone while, seven were nabbed from West zones of the metropolis. A total 12 FIRs were registered against the arrested people, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, 91 people were detained by police from different parts of Sindh, including 12 people from Hyderabad, 01 person from Mirpurkhas, 40 from Sukkur and 38  people were arrested from Larkana over the violation of lockdown, whereas a total 34 cases were registered against the detainees.

The spokesman said a large number of masks and gloves had been distributed among the personnel and sanitisers were also provided  for them. He further said masks and gloves had also been given to police stations and front desk staff.

Earlier, the Sindh government had imposed a complete ban on public movement, social and religious gatherings across the province under Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act 2014.

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In this regard, a notification stated that the violation of the orders will be considered as an offense punishable under section 188 of the Pakistan Penal code. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had called for tightening the restriction on unnecessary movement and warned that curfew might be imposed if the lockdown orders are not taken seriously.

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