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CM orders drive against adulteration

CM orders drive against adulteration

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities to launch a vigorous campaign against adulteration in the province.

At a meeting here on Saturday, Mr Sharif ordered an indiscriminate crackdown on those preparing and selling adulterated items throughout the province. The scope of task forces would be expanded to nine divisional headquarters to make the campaign effective, he said.

The chief minister approved expansion of the scope of Punjab Food Authority to seven districts and Murree.

The meeting decided to make punishments more deterrent against those preparing and selling substandard, unhygienic and adulterated items whereas approval was also given to the decisions for enhancing fine against mafia involved in adulteration.

Necessary amendments would be made in the existing laws. Special courts would also be set up to hear cases against adulteration.

Mr Sharif said preparing and selling poison in the name of food would be stopped.

At another meeting, the chief minister said relief activities had been accelerated in flood-hit areas of south Punjab. Instructions had also been issued to administration for carrying out survey of losses.

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2015

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