LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday directed Punjab Food Authority to hold proper inspection of milk being supplied to cities by holding pickets on roads.

Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the order while hearing petitions filed challenging the milk inspection by PFA on roads.

During the hearing, the petitioners alleged that the officials of the food authority rather than inspecting milk destroyed it. They requested the court to bar the officials of the authority from destroying milk in the name of inspection.

However, the authority’s officials said that they had held inspection of milk by establishing pickets on different roads. “We use different gadgets to check the quality of the milk,” said Ayesha Mumtaz, Director Operations, while informing the court that the officials were often threatened by the milkmen for holding inspection.

She told the judge that they destroy contaminated milk and not the pure.

After hearing both sides, the CJ disposed of all petitions with directions to the authority to hold inspection of milk on roads by establishing pickets and follow all the rules and regulations in this regard.

In another case against unnecessary messages on cell-phones, the LHC directed federal government, cellular companies and petitioner’s counsel for further arguments. The hearing adjourned for three weeks.

PETITION AGAINST LHC REGISTRAR

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree yesterday moved an application to the Lahore High Court seeking punishment for LHC registrar on the charges of non-implementation of court’s orders.

Jafree submitted that the Supreme Court had also barred affixation of revenue stamps with the petitions while in other courts of the country this practice had been left. However, he said, the practice of affixing revenue stamps at LHC was still continued.

He maintained that it was violation of the court’s orders and the LHC registrar was responsible for it. He held that the LHC registrar must be punished and imposed fine of Rs10 million.