FAISALABAD    -   The Punjab Food Author­ity (PFA) sealed a food fac­tory after seizing more than 300-kilogram (kg) unhygienic and spurious spices, here on Sunday. A spokesman for the PFA said that Deputy Director Operations Ammar Javaid con­ducted a raid at a food factory at Jhang Road and found heavy quantity of spurious spices, which were being packed in a unhygienic conditions. The team seized spurious spices as well as 7-kg unapproved label­ing material. The PFA deputy director also sealed the factory and discarded the seized ma­terial, in addition to imposing Rs 100,000 fine on the factory owner, the spokesman added.


The monitoring squad has addressed 108 complaints received on the Qeemat app regarding profiteering and non-display of price lists in Faisala­bad during the past 24 hours. 

A spokesman for the local administration said here on Sunday that the deputy com­missioner had directed shop­keeper and trader associations to display price boards at con­spicuous places at their shops, in markets, bazaars, and stalls and also constituted a special moni­toring squad in this regard. The squad received 108 complaints through Qeemat app about non-display of price boards and prof­iteering during the last 24 yours. The squad took prompt action and addressed all complaints by issuing warning to 74 shopkeep­ers and imposing Rs 40,500 fine on 34 profiteers, he added.


The district admin has shifted 37 shelter-less people from dif­ferent parts of city to shelter homes through shuttle service, during the last 12 hours here. A spokesman for the local ad­min said here on Sunday that 18 persons were picked from Chowk Clock Tower, six from Daewoo Road, five from Jail Road, as many from Sargodha Road and three from Millat Chowk and were shifted to shel­ter home. He said that the shel­ter-less people were not only provided residential facilities to spend night at shelter home but they were also served with the evening meal. He said that three vehicles of Faisalabad Ur­ban Transport Society (FUTS) were providing free pick and drop facility to such people who spend their nights on footpaths, green-belts or other open area