Lahore September 04 (Online Int’l): Senior and Food Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has directed the Punjab Food Authority to intensify its activities and, in the first phase, increase the number of inspection teams for major cities, especially for checking of food and beverages.
This decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the Punjab Food Authority chaired by Senior Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan and it was decided that the Punjab Food Authority will take strict action against elements involved in illegal activities.
Chairman Umar Tanveer Butt and Director General Irfan Memon were present in this meeting. Abdul Aleem Khan asked the officers of Punjab Food Authority to increase operations in Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Multan and Bahawalpur. These teams should be fully mobilised so that a sense of security regarding food items could be promoted among the common citizens for which restructuring should be made.
He said that provision of food items in accordance with the principles of standard and hygiene is a fundamental right of every citizen and the Government will not allow anyone to play with the lives of others for their own benefit.
He said that Punjab Food Authority should upgrade its activities as per modern requirements and take legal action against those caught in adulteration more than once. Abdul Aleem Khan directed that the Punjab Food Authority should also regularly publicize its activities in the media so that the elements involved in creating confusion among the people could be suppressed.
Chairman Punjab Food Authority Umar Tanveer Butt briefed the Senior Minister for Food Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan about the performance of the organisation. Director General Irfan Memon also highlighted the working of Punjab Food Authority across the province and pointed out various issues.
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