Price checking begins on Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s directives in Kohat

Peshawar, July 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): In pursuance to the implementation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister’s directives on price checking, adulteration, provision of quality health facilities and medicines and strict action against spurious drugs, removal of encroachment and cleanliness drive, the divisional administration Kohat has initiated its action and is regularly conducting raids on bazaars and has arrested many accused.

In this connection the district administration of Kohat has so far checked 1325 shops in Kohat, Karak and Hangu districts and arrested total number of 472 accused. Similarly 41 FIRs have been registered against the accused and a fine of Rs. 315700 has been recovered during the month of June.

To control over adulteration the district administration of Kohat, Karak and Hangu have raided different shops and sealed bakery shops and fined many. Similarly 24 FIRs have been registered against butchers who were not implementing directives of the Chief Minister.

To check spurious drugs, the district health officer and drug inspectors conducted raids in Kohat and checked 114 registered and 27 unregistered medical stores and taken samples for further testing in the Drug Testing Laboratory. In Karak 177 registered and 31 unregistered medical stores were checked and samples taken. In Hangu 46 registered medical stores were raided and action taken.

The district administration Kohat has removed all the temporary encroachments. However, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been requested to release an amount of Rs. 34.45 million for the removal of permanent encroachments. In Kohat division notices to permanent encroachers have been issued. The encroachments have been removed in Kohat City, MC Lachi, Hamidan Chawk, Takht Nasrati Bazar and Old bus stand in Hangu.

The commissioner Kohat division paid visits to various places and inspected cleanliness of the area and issued directives for effective utilization of manpower, removal of heaps of dirt and garbage, cleanliness of drains and nullas. He also directed for carrying out cleanliness on daily basis.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789

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