Rs3,000 fine for people not wearing masks in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – People who don’t wear masks in Islamabad will be fined Rs3,000 and may also face jail time.
A tweet by the office of Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat announced on Sunday that the local administration would be enforcing the rule strictly.
Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Twitter earlier in the day that masks were mandatory for everyone in Pakistan.
The Islamabad administration’s announcement came after Dr Mirza’s. They will be checking public spaces such as markets, mosques, public transport, lanes, roads and offices.
Violators could face jail time under Section 188 of the PPC.
اسلام آباد میں تمام عوامی جگہوں پر ماسک پہننا /منہ ڈھانپنا اب لازم قراردیدیاگیا ہے۔ مارکیٹس،عوامی مقامات مساجد،پبلک ٹرانسپورٹ،لاری اڈہ،گلیوں،سڑکوں، دفاتر میں چیکنگ ہوگی۔ مجسٹریٹ تین ہزار تک جرمانے اور دفعہ 188 تعزیرات پاکستان کے تحت جیل بھی بھیجا جا سکتا ہے https://t.co/meI0kcjkU5
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) May 31, 2020
Earlier today, Zafar Mirza said wearing masks is now mandatory at crowded public places and in public transport.
Taking to Twitter, he said: “Face masks are now mandatory to be worn by everybody while in crowded public places, mosques, bazaars, shopping malls, public transport ie road, rail and flights.”
“We have reviewed our guidelines for wearing masks and have added a mandatory section.”