Motorway Police Launched Campaign Against Stubble Burning
October 10, 2021: Smog had posed a severe safety threat to the commuters travelling on Motorways and Highways during the past few years.
According to the details, many precious lives and properties worth millions have been lost in road crashes resulting from poor visibility caused by smog said Sector Commander M2 South Maqsood Anjum while launching a special campaign against setting fire to residue of field crops.
Sector Commander Maqsood Anjum further said that setting residues of crops adversely affects the visibility on roads and Motorway Police is making all out efforts to stop this hazardous act.
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Sector Commander Maqsood Anjum further informed that Motorway Police is holding meetings with farmers and local influential persons to make them realize that the act of burning residue of crops could result in loss of precious human lives and properties. Motorway Police is making announcement through mosques and its Mobile Education Unit to persuade people to adopt safe methods of disposing off of residues of crops.
Banners for awareness of road users have been displayed at conspicuous places of Motorways. It was further informed by Sector Commander Maqsood Anjum that National Highways & Motorway Police (NHMP) has requested district administration for imposing of Section 144.
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He further informed that strict legal action will be taken against those who don’t follow the instructions. He informed that the department of Agriculture Extension has been asked to hold meeting with representatives of farmer’s associations and present complete detail of losses made directly or indirectly by burning residue of crops.
It was asked that the department should brief them about methods of safe disposal of residue of crops. At the Sector Commander Maqsood Anjum said that the role of media in creating awareness among the farmers is very important and Motorway Police is committed to work together with other departments to stop this unwanted practice in order to save precious human lives and properties.
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