Foolproof security arrangements being ensured at churches

MULTAN (APP): City Police Officer (CPO) Khurram Shahzad Haider said that foolproof security arrangements were being ensured at churches to avoid any untoward incident.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said that best security arrangements have been made at churches to provide peaceful environment to Christian community to perform their religious activities.
He said that walk through gates have been installed at entry points of the churches while lady police officials have also been deployed.
The city police officer added that all SDPOs and SHOs were monitoring the arrangements at churches in their respective areas, however, he himself was monitoring the security arrangements.
He directed police officials to remain alert while performing security duty at churches. He urged them to keep vigil on suspicious persons and activities in surroundings of the churches.
150 brick kilns, industrial units sealed over spreading smoke
Environment Protection Department (EPD) has sealed about 150 brick kilns and industrial units and imposed Rs 3.1 million fine over spreading smoke and environmental pollution in last month of October.
According to Assistant Director Environment, Hameed Akhtar, the EPD teams had inspected 273 brick kilns and sealed 138 over violation while imposed Rs 2.7 million fine. Three FIRs were also got registered against the brick kiln owners in last month.
Likewise, inspection of 94 factories was made and 13 units sealed while over Rs five lac fine was imposed during above said period. Four FIRs were also got registered against the industrial unit owners over violation.
He said that the department teams and city traffic police have jointly raided against smoke emitting vehicles and checked 1250 vehicles. Over Rs 1.7 million fine was imposed to 274 vehicles over emitting smoke.
He said that every possible steps were being taken to avert from smog and to keep the Air Quality Index (AQI) under control in winter season.
District administration and agriculture department was taking action against stubble burning to control pollution, he concluded.