MULTAN:A special taskforce for food carried out a surprising operation against illegal slaughterhouses and not-fit-for-health meat . The team arrested four persons and took into custody 17 animals besides recovering 1,600 kilogram unhealthy meat .
The team consisted of officials from all the four towns while Director Food Multan Malik Ataul Haq led it. The team sealed all the entry points of walled city in wee hours of Thursday and conducted the operation. The animals were shifted to slaughterhouse while the meat was thrown into river.
Talking to the journalists, Ataul Haq said that the drive against mafia would continue on a war-footing. He said that cases were registered against the four arrested accused and they were shifted to police stations. He disclosed that operation was also underway against cattle pens in city area and animals were being taken into custody. He said that many illegal slaughterhouses were also sealed during the operation–Staff Reporter