CM Approves Extension Of Prerogative Of Food Authority To Other Five Divisions
Umer Jamshaid 4 years ago Sat 07th January 2017 | 12:40 AM
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 07th Jan, 2017 ) : Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Friday accorded approval for the extension of prerogative of Food Authority to other five divisions of the province with immediate steps to establish it at the same lines like Lahore, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi and Murree.
He directed to launch indiscriminate crackdown without any pressure against people involved in adulteration business, adding elements engaged in the adulteration business were enemies of humanity and just like spurious drugs culprits needed to be held accountable.
Chairing a meeting which reviewed work of Punjab Food Authority, he said, aulterator would not be allowed to risk people's life and would surely be put behind the bars with heavy fines being imposed.
He directed to arrest the owner of every such place where adulteration and poisonous food was found and legal actions to be carried out against him. He took notice of Rawalpindi food inspector who was guilty of supporting these elements and ordered to carry out strict legal action against him.
"Adulteration free food especially pure milk and ghee which is basic need of kids and others is necessary for constitution of healthy society," he added.
He said substandard milk sellers playing with human lives were enemies of humanity and needed to be uprooted as they did not deserve any leniency.
He directed for amendments in Punjab Food Authority Act 2011 to make punishments more severe and impose heavy fines along with imprisonments and qualified human resource at merit basis to be appointed to enhance authority's capacity.
The Chief Minister expressed his indignation over delay in hiring process and directed to draft amended Punjab Food Rules 1960 as soon as possible. He endorsed that authority should take its internal decisions autonomously rather than forwarding summaries.
He also extended his approval for the establishment of Intelligence System in Punjab Food Authority. It would be convenient to keep an eye on Mafia of adulteration as well as working of PFA through intelligence system, he said and vowed to curb the menace of Adulteration Mafia and provide hygienic food to the public.