SHEIKHUPURA-‘Unauthorised’ Labour Department employees conducted raids at food shops, chicken shops and vendors to take bribe from them, local traders alleged.

City Traders Association chairman in a meeting termed the step unlawful and illegal. The department is not authorised to check prices and quality of products. However, some employees of the department led by District Labour Officer Naeem Ch raided shops and vendors only to collect ‘illegal gratification’.

On the other hands, DLO Naeem was not available for his comment on the issue after several efforts.