1200 kg substandard meat seized by Punjab Food Authority

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Punjab Food Authority (PFA) yesterday seized 1200 kg unhealthy and unhygienic meat from two vehicles near Thokar Naiz Baig area, and arrested two persons. Some 30 maund (around 1200 kg) of unhygienic meat was being supplied on two vehicles from Raiwand to Lahore.

Upon information, the PFA officials set up police picket near EME society, Thokar Niaz Baig, and arrested two meat suppliers. They were later on handed over to Chung Police that lodged an FIR against them.

Director Operations Ayesha Mumtaz told media on the occasion that samples of the meat have been sent to a laboratory for test. According to the director, PFA will continue the operation till the complete elimination of heinous crime of selling unhygienic and unhealthy meat to citizens.

Separately, PFA Ravi Town conducted a raid and sealed production unit of Shahid Saeed Bakery upon finding insects at its baking area.

LDA DG inspects one-window cell: Lahore Development Authority Director General Nabeel Javed yesterday ordered strict adherence to the timelines given on different types of applications received at the One Window Cell.

He also directed the officials concerned to refrain from disposing of these applications by putting unnecessary objections and submitting irrelevant answers to avoid inconvenience to the applicants.

The DG passed these directions during inspection of the One Window Cell of LDA.

Nabeel Javed cautioned of stern disciplinary action against the officials causing delays in the disposal of public applications by using different tactics. He further directed for totally eliminating the involvement of irrelevant elements in the official matters.

The DG also met a number of applicants at this occasion, listened to their problems and issued on-the-spot directions for immediate redress of their grievances.

He said he will personally monitor the performance of the One Window Cell of LDA in order to ensure the issuance of NOCs for the sale of properties, approval of building plans and timely settlement of other property related issues of the people.

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