MULTAN - Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has sealed five eateries during a checking of various shops across south Punjab here on Friday.

According to PFA sources, the authority’s teams raided in different cities of south Punjab including Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur and Multan. The teams imposed fine Rs 185000 on various food shops use of substandard material and ignoring cleanliness arrangements.

Similarly, shops including Zaitoon Bakers, Alnoor Bakers, Jehangir Beef Point, Khalid Chicken Shop and Habib Mirch Masala Unit were sealed for extreme violation of PFA recommended rules for sale of quality commodities. The teams also issued warning to various other shops to ensure cleanliness arrangements, quality of food items and other arrangements otherwise their food points would also be sealed. The PFA teams also disposed off sub-standard food items during the crackdown.

88 Kanal state land worth Rs 24.2m retrieved

KHANEWAL - The District administration has retrieved 88 kanal of state land from grabbers during an operation launched here on Friday.

According to official sources, the operation against land grabbers was conducted at Chak Number 170/10-R, with heavy machinery alongwith police. The retrieved land has value of Rs 2.2 million per acre which was occupied by the grabbers for last many years. The total worth of the retrieved land was Rs 24.2 million, official sources added.