KARACHI - Deputy Commissioner of Karachi Central, Dr Saifur Rehman on Friday initiated crackdown against milk sellers reportedly fleecing consumers by not only overcharging but also compromising on quality.
Dr Saif has also constituted monitoring teams headed by him and assisted by assistant commissioner Syed Shujaat Hussain and officials pertaining to different areas in the district to keep constant and strict vigil on unscrupulous attempting to fleece people under one or the other pretext.
Meanwhile, he also ordered inquiry against concerned health officer found absent from his duties at the government managed slaughter house in New Karachi. Presence of health officers at government designated slaughter is considered crucial to check and confirm, via a process of stamping, quality of the meat to be put on sale, for public consumption.
The Deputy Commissioner of Karachi Central, accompanied by area police and rangers, had also raided an unauthorized slaughter site in New Karachi, Thursday night, and retrieved 300 maunds of stale meat besides 20 carcasses and equipment used to infuse water into the stale meat. It was not only that meat was found to be already unfit for human consumption but water was also polluted and the product if used by people could cause serious threat to their lives, said the concerned authorities.
On the orders of the concerned officials six of the people found working in unauthorized site and engaged in infusing polluted water were also arrested.