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Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sumbal reviews arrangements for Shab-e-Qadar, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr

Shafqat Qazi

Sumbal, MAY 20: Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sumbal Dr.Bashir Lone
Wednesday chaired a meeting to review arrangements put in place by the Sub-Divisional administrations in view of upcoming Shab-e-Qadar,
Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr.

The meeting was attended by Nodal Officer for Essential Items Sumbal Sub- Division Mr. Farooq Ahmad (Chief Agriculture Officer Bandipora), Tehsildar Sumbal Mr Firdous Qadri, Tehsildar Hajin Mr. Abdul Ahad
Executive engineer PDD/R&B/PHE Division Sumbal Chairman Muncipal
Committee Sumbal/Hajin Block Development Officer
Sumbal/.Ganastan/Nowgam/Hajin/Naidkhai,Executive Officer Sumbal/Hajin
Food Safety Officer Sumbal /Hajin, Tehsil Supply officer Sumbal /Hajin
and other senior officers.

In view of current COVID-19 Pandemic, threadbare discussion was held
in the meeting regarding implementation of lockdown during the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr, Jummat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr besides proper sanitation, fumigation, distribution of essential
commodities, uninterrupted electricity & water and other arrangements.

During the meeting Sub-Divisinal Magistrate sought cooperation from
the Ulemas, Islamic scholars, civil society and Panchayat
representatives in ensuring lock down and social distancing during
these auspicious occasions by appealing people to offer prayers at home as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of deadly corona virus.

He said Ulemas are repeatedly advising the people to offer prayers at
home while maintaining social distancing. He said in the current circumstances when Health experts advice to stay away from congregations, the religion also prohibits from going against the advisories. He said the congregation may be a reason for transmitting
the virus in healthy persons and hence people are strongly advised to stay
away from congregations.

On the occasion Sub Divisional Magistrate asked the concerned departments to ensure better sanitation and fumigation of all public
place including Mosques, lanes and by-lanes besides directing them to ensure proper water and power supply.

Sub Divisional Magistrate directed to ensure smooth and timely distribution of essential commodities in the sub division and to monitor
the distribution process by seeking details from the concerned Tehsildhars and Patwaris.

He also issued necessary directions to other concerned departments so
that people do not face any inconvenience in present COVID-19 situation. He stressed concerned departments to work with dedication, synergy and close coordination so that people do not face any
inconvenience during the upcoming festival.

In order to curb black marketing, profiteering and hoarding on the eve
of Eid, he asked the concerned officers to intensify the market
checking and take strict legal action against the erring traders.