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16 food points issued notices for substandard cleanliness: Qaisar Mehmood

“Anti Encroachment squad to launch grand operation against the Encroachment Mafia”

Sawera Zahir,
Rawlalpindi: The Food Branch officials of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board on Wedenesday visited different areas of the city and took effective notice of the lack of proper cleanliness at various food points.
Qaisar Mehmood, a spokesman of the Cant Board said that during their visit to Dhoke Chudhrian, Dhoke Syedan areas the Food Branch officials have issued notices to the owners of food points for substandard cleanliness and working without licenses. Mehmood said that 25 food points were checked out of which 16 food points were issued notices for substandard cleanliness at work places and for operating without licenses. He said that show cause notices were issued to the owners whereas sample of 18 edible items have been taken and sent to the laboratory for tests.
Mehmood said that the Food Branch officials were carrying out operations on daily basis to ensure food safety and hygiene during food processing.
Meanwhile, cantonment executive officer has issued fresh directives regarding the establishment of special squad to launch grand operation against the Encroachment Mafia. According to the spokesman the anti-Encroachment squad has been tasked to visit different areas of the city during the month of Muharam-ul-haram to make sure a hassle free movement on the roads during the Muharram days.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that during its anti-Encroachment Drive the Cantonment Board officials have ceased four trucks of different items from vendors who had setup their stalls illegally on roads in different markets of Sadar, Bank Road, Peshawar Road, Naseerabad and surrounding areas of the city.

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