PESHAWAR: The Peshawar district government has fixed head money for killing rats in the provincial capital.
According to the announcement, the district government will give Rs 25 as prize money to residents of the city for killing each rat.
The decision was taken on Wednesday in a meeting, which was chaired by District Nazim Mohammad Asim Khan. District Health Officer Dr Jehangir Khan, accompanied by public health coordinator Dr Muhammad Atif and officials of the Water and Sanitation Services, also attended the meeting.
The unusual offer surfaces after an infant was recently bitten to death by a rat in Hasan Ghari area of Peshawar’s suburbs.
For obtaining good results, the meeting decided to give Rs25 as prize money to residents of the city for killing each rat.
The residents have been asked to dump the rats at specific points reserved in all four towns across the city and also claim their bounty from there forthwith.
“Similarly, the killed rats will also be collected through mobile service and payment of prize amount on the spot,” the city administration announced.