MANDI BAHAUDDIN/ NOWSHERA VIRKAN

The Assistant Commissioner sealed off several fake mineral water and substandard and spurious edibles factories during a crackdown across the district.

Assistant Commissioner Kashif raided different factories and sealed off as they were preparing fake mineral water and substandard eatables. He inspected an ice factory where dirty water was being used for making ice. The AC sealed the factory and sent ice sample to laboratories. He also checked a factory making fake Desi Ghee. This factory was also sealed off and sample of ghee was sent to Laboratories. Similarly, the management of an ice cream factory was found making qulfies from adulterated milk which was also sealed. Later, talking to the media parsons the AC told that under the direction of DCO strict vigilance was being exercised to check adulterated food and cold drinks. Anyone found in dealing with adulteration of food items and spurious cold drinks would be booked under the law.

In Nowshera Virkan, Town Municipal officer Tariq Mehmood Malik, TO Regulation Nabeel Riaz and TO (I&S) Malik Nisar ahmed conducted raids on different markets in Nowshera Virkan city, Tatly Aali and Nookhar and fined several shopkeepers for overcharging. On the occasion, they warned the profiteers to desist from the malpractice and follow the rates fixed by the government. Meanwhile, Price Control Magistrates (PCMs) conducted raids in different localities of the tehsil to check rates, quality and quantity of essentials being sold in Ramazan Bazaars and open market.