LAHORE - A Full Bench of the Supreme Court Wednesday took up suo moto proceedings of the sale of thousands of expired juice tin-cans in the city, in respect for which a private TV channel had produced and broadcast a report. The Bench headed by Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday and comprising Justice Ch Ijaz Ahmad and Justice Muhammad Sair Ali had called for the appearance of District Officer (Food) and Chief Food Inspector of the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) as well as Umar and Javed Iqbal the correspondent of a private TV channel. The District Officer (Food) informed the court that the tin-cans in question were imported as scrap from Dubai by one Shafiq and the same were handed over to him on superdari by CDGL Magistrate, Tariq Mahmood in May last and that the Food Department have moved the High Court against the Magistrate order. He said the sale of expired juice in the market is poisonous. This juice, he said is imported from Dubai as scrape and junk item but it is dumped in market scrapping its expiry date and putting on a new one. The TV report also showed kitchen scenes of some notable and well-known restaurants of the city. The situation in the kitchen was so untidy and dirty that the court terms the place not worth preparing even animals food. On a query when the Inspector replied that such the kitchens of such sordid conditions are challaned, the court viewed it as an inadequate measure after the restaurants dont change things after paying a meagre sum of fine. The court found it appalling that expired juices cans and squalid kitchens are not being noticed seriously by the govt. The Court also took note of the fact that huge money is spent on self projection through half page advertisement in the press but no advertisement is made to inform the public about the spread of harmful juices, water and other highly unwholesome spurious items. Justice Ramday impressed on the City Govt to give awareness to the public through press about the items, which are not fit for human consumption. Putting off hearing of the case till Thursday (today), the court sought the appearance of said Shafiq, and also list of challans issued to restaurants over the last one-year and proceedings thereon and the result. The legal adviser to the City Government has also been summoned.