Price check­ing teams im­pose Rs6.6m fine

Pakistan Observer - - TWINCITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The price check­ing teams of Is­lam­abad Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (ICT) ad­min­is­tra­tion have im­posed fine of Rs 66,00,000 on 35,000 prof­i­teers dur­ing the last 20 days.

ICT ad­min­is­tra­tion has in­ten­si­fied on­go­ing anti-prof­i­teer­ing drive and raid­ing par­ties in­spected of shops and 35,000 prof­i­teers were im­posed fines Rs 66,00,000 dur­ing daily price check­ing in Ramzan, the spokesman of dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion said.

The in­spect­ing teams car­ried out 233 in­spec­tions of food out­lets while they also dis­posed off 40 kg rot­ten fruits and veg­eta­bles.

He said that ICT ad­min­is­tra­tion is­sued no­tices to 79 un­hy­gienic food out­lets and sub­mit­ted 23 chal­lans of ho­tels, bak­eries and restau­rants in the court dur­ing last week.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion has di­rected the food out­lets to en­sure com­pli­ance of food safety laws fail­ing which stern le­gal ac­tion will be taken against the vi­o­la­tors.

The raid­ing teams are also car­ry­ing out check­ing of qual­ity of milk, yo­gurt, samoosa, pakora and sweets and sent 79 sam­ples of food items to lab­o­ra­tory for anal­y­sis. Those sell­ing sub-stan­dard food items and over charg­ing would not be spared, the spokesman main­tained.—APP

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