The dubious meat scam is not new to the Pakistani citizen. Such rumours regarding meat and mutton have been around for quite long. In the name of beef and mutton; meat of donkey, pigs and horse is supplied to the general public. Some of the shops were sealed and the butcher and vendors got arrested regarding the scam of dubious meat. However the obsession with meat in Pakistan is really high in comparison to the demands; which increases the rates of such scams. The Punjab Food Authority actions regarding fast food restaurants due to poor hygienic condition or the raids to seize the “Haram” meat supply are highly commendable. The question is when will other provincial food authorities wake up and restrain such food scams?

SHADAB SHAREEF,

Islamabad, September 4.