A ban has been imposed on the disposal of cattle waste in canals and drains throughout Punjab on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

A special meeting was chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, with Senator Pervez Rasheed and the Punjab chief secretary among others in attendance, according to officials information on Sunday. During the meeting, preparations and security arrangements for Eid were also reviewed.

In light of this, Section 144 was imposed to prohibit the unlawful dumping of animal waste in canals and drains, as well as the roasting of animal heads and feet during the Eid days.

The chief minister directed the activation of control rooms at the provincial, divisional, district and tehsil levels.

It was briefed that in Lahore, staff will visit households to collect animal waste in biodegradable bags, and after the sacrifices, city streets will be washed, treated with lime, and sprayed.

The briefing also highlighted the establishment of 294 animal sale points across Punjab and measures to ensure drains and manholes are protected from littering.

A comprehensive report on security arrangements at 2,600 mosques and 900 Eid venues, including Lahore, was presented. The meeting decided that CCTV cameras and walkthrough gates will be installed to monitor gatherings across the province.

The chief minister emphasised strict adherence to security SOPs and instructed the installation of mist fans, as well as regular inspection of children’s swings and slides in parks due to the ongoing heatwave.

She stressed the importance of regular inspection and safety standards for park swings, enhanced security in sensitive areas, and vowed to protect life and property, warning against vigilantism.

Maryam directed the enforcement of bans on the illegal use of loudspeakers and the display of weapons, ensuring foolproof security at cattle markets, bazaars and markets, along with sanitation, sheds, provision of clean drinking water and disinfection sprays.