rawalpindi - A team of district health department conducted raid at a shop in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed and recovered some 400kg unhygienic meat. “The meat was to be smuggled to shopkeepers in the city,” sources informed The Nation on Tuesday.

According to sources, a team of DHD led by Food and Sanitary Inspector Shahid Mehmood raided a shop located in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed and seized 400kg rotten meat that was put in a freezer. “The meat was to be supplied to the hotels and shops in the city,” sources said. Later, the meat was discarded. No arrest was made during the raid, the sources said.

Earlier, a team of Sihala Slaughterhouse along with local police seized some 1600kg meat of dead animals at a police picket placed within limits of Police Station Naseerabad. “Police arrested a supplier while the second managed to escape from the scene and efforts were being made by police to nab the accused,” sources added. According to sources, a team of SSH led by Superintendent Dr Kashif Sajjad Khurram along with local police, including two officials of Muhafiz Sqaud, was on routine checking on a police picket on Peshawar Road at 3:30am when it spotted a Shehzor mini truck entering the city. The team stopped the truck and during course of search recovered some 1600kg meat of dead animals. “An accused was arrested on the spot while the second managed to flee,” sources said.

SSH Superintendent Dr Kashif Sajjad Khurram, when contacted, said that he along with GM SSH Dr Farukh Ghuman and Dr Javed Munir seized dead animal meat from truck. He said that the rotten meat was being taken from Sargodha Chota Sahiwal to supply in Cantt and Garrison city. He said that the meat was discarded while a case under Slaughter Control Act 1963 2(A) 3B was filed against the accused. He said earlier he had confiscated some 6000 g rotten and unhygienic meat in four raids in the city.