Islamabad - Sabzi Mandi police have arrested more than 40 cattle traders who were violating section 144 imposed by the local administration, police said yesterday.

The local administration had imposed section 144 of the PPC in the city to keep the traders and buyers of sacrificial animals away from other than designated areas as cattle traders had started encamping in sector I-11 instead of the designated area in sector I-12. The negotiations between the administration and traders to resolve the issue amicably failed which led the local authorities to come harsh on the cattle traders. Those arrested also include selling fodder for the animals, said Sabzi Mandi police. The violators of sections 144 have been booked under section 148 of the PPC. On Wednesday, the authorities, finding no way to dislodge the traders from sector I-11, had sealed the routes leading to the illegal cattle market in sector I-11 so that buyers could not approach the traders.

Furthermore, Noon police have arrested a bank dacoit during dacoity bid in the area of Tarnol while two of his accomplices managed to escape from the scene. They were trying to enter a private bank building with bad intentions, police said. The arrested accused has been identified as Subhan, a resident of district Dir.

Meanwhile, Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) training workshop on food quality, safety management and hygienic standards is continuing at Pak-China Friendship Centre here. Speakers delivered lectures to owners, mangers, chefs and other staff of different hotels, restaurants, bakeries and other food outlets. During lectures, speakers said that the by adopting food hygienic standards, people can be saved from different diseases. They said that the main objective of this training is to create awareness among the consumers and the food suppliers, about food standards and prevailing pure food laws. They said that training has been considered best tool to change the behaviour. Speakers also delivered lectures on food safety, hygiene and health safety on second day of the workshop. CDA Health Services Directorate and CDA Training Academy has been directed to chalk out a comprehensive plan to educate the citizens of capital city about preparation and supply of food. According to this plan more training programmes will be organised in addition to strict monitoring to ensure availability of food items according to the provision of Pure Food Ordinance 1960.