CDGL food squad ‘grounded’ PFA staff to inspect eateries
LAHORE, Dec 8: The City District Government of Lahore has finally decided to ground its all food inspectors in order to facilitate the officials of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) in carrying out inspections and raids on those eateries allegedly involved in selling unhygienic food to citizens.
The decision has been taken after the Lahore commissioner declared working of CDGL inspectors illegal after the inception of PFA.
“We are going to ground our food inspector, allowing PFA inspectors to carry out this job exclusively. Now our officials’ role will be limited to support the PFA inspectors in having information relating to eateries etc.,” CDGL Administrator/DCO Noorul Amin Mengal told a meeting presided over by Lahore Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik here on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, the commissioner directed PFA Director-General Asad Islam Mani to launch a massive crackdown on those involved in adulteration and sale of substandard food to citizens. “It is only possible if the PFA officials work with devotion and honesty either independently or with the CDGL’s support (if required),” he added.
He also sought establishment of a modern food testing laboratory in order to get food samples authentic results and take action against the adulterators.
SEMINAR: The Gulberg Town Municipal Administration (TMA) on Saturday organised a seminar at government girls school (Model Town) to mark the international working women day.
Addressing on the occasion, the speakers appreciated the role of working women in society, declaring them considerable contributors in strengthening the country’s economy. They said despite hardships at workplaces, the number of working women in Pakistan was increasing. They sought protection of women rights and action against those exploiting them at workplaces.
Columnist Bushra Rehman, cartoonist Javed Iqbal, DCO Noorul Amin Mengal, AC (Model Town) Amina Munir and Dr Shahla were among those who spoke on the occasion.
The Ravi Town Administration also organised a seminar at Ayesha Degree College in this regard where MPA Kiran Dar, Administrator (Ravi Town) Usman Ghani, College Principal Mrs. Zahida Kausar, gender specialist Shazia Siraj and others spoke on women rights.
THE MALL: The CDGL has appealed to the traders to help the officials in making The Mall beautiful under the the Dilkash Lahore Project.
In a meeting with traders, the CDGL administrator directed AC (City) Saira Umer to remove all the unnecessary advertisement boards in order to have uniformity in displaying boards on the shops. He also constituted a committee, led by the AC, to resolve the issue with traders concerning displaying advertisement signboards.
PRICE CONTROL: Price control magistrates conducted 456 raids in different areas of the city and challaned 79 shopkeepers. They also imposed fine totaling Rs68,600, besides getting seven FIRs lodged against those involved in overcharging and hoarding.