Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui talking to media confirmed the seizure of unhygienic meat and added that such action would continue under the Sindh Pure Food Laws.
Though the number of people arrested during today’s raid were not confirmed, commissioner Karachi said that those found responsible for the sale of substandard and unhygienic food items would be brought to justice.
550kg unhygienic meat seized in Lahore
A raiding team of the City District Government of Lahore’s livestock wing seized about 550 kilograms of unwholesome meat from various localities in the city on Friday.
The team, led by Livestock Department Deputy District Officer Dr Rahat Ali raided various illegal slaughterhouses at Babu Sabu interchange, Rajgarh, Nishtar Colony and Chungi Amar Sidh areas, and seized some 550kg unhygienic meat.
The seized meat was being transported to Lahore from other cities through the illegal butcheries.
The team arrested seven butchers during the four raids and registered First Information Reports (FIR) against them in various police stations across the city.
Earlier on Monday, media reported that various teams of the CDGL livestock wing seized 450kg of unhygienic meat and had four butchers arrested in various parts of Lahore.
Authorities in Punjab have been going around Lahore fining, warning and sealing any establishment dealing with food that are found in ‘unsatisfactory’ (read unhygienic) conditions – from high-end, expensive restaurants to low-end, small food businesses.
As part of the drive, the authorities have also seized large quantities of unwholesome meat from slaughterhouses across the province within the last few months.
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