Islamabad, July 04, 2017 (PPI-OT):Food adulterators are enemies of society. A comprehensive and sustained campaign is required to defeat these anti social criminal elements. Food adulterators play with lives of people. We need a pro-active approach against the food adulterators. Mayor Islamabad and Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz expressed these views while chairing a fortnightly review meeting of Directorate of Health Services. Top level officers of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) attended the meeting.
Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has a vision for healthy Pakistan. Under his guidance, MCI is proceeding against food adulterators. Action against food adulterators should be made more effective, fruitful and result oriented, Mayor Islamabad and Chairman, CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz further said. Meeting was informed that especially constituted teams of Health Services Directorate of the Authority, are raiding in the entire city to ensure provision of quality edible items as per required health standards during the last two weeks of the month of June.
Meeting was also informed that during the above said period of month of June, these teams have challaned 06 people and issued 11 notices to the violators of hygiene under sections of PPF Ordinance 1960. Moreover, 2 Dozen snacks, 03 Dozen Expired items, Utensils cracked, chipped, and broken were also confiscated and destroyed there and then while 09 food samples from different food outlets have also been collected and sent to laboratory for further for proper examination.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz has also directed the Directorate of Health Services to continue operation against sub-standard and adulterated food sellers. He has further directed to ensure the implementation of relevant rules and strict action against sub-standards, unhygienic and adulterated food sellers. He has further directed to submit daily progress report in this regard.
For more information, contact:
Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI)
Mayor Office (Old Naval Headquarters),
Street 38, G-7/4, Sector G-6, Islamabad, Pakistan