MULTAN - The district administration has arrested five persons and sealed various shops during a special crackdown against the dealers involved in selling fake pesticides and fertilizers across the district here on Sunday.
In line with special directives of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Omar Jehangir, the joint teams of district administration and agriculture department launched a comprehensive crackdown against the dealers selling fake pesticides and fertilizers. The teams raided Jalalpur Pirwala, Shujabad and Multan City and arrested five dealers while various shops were also sealed over violations.
The teams also registered separate cases against seven dealers involved in the illegal practices.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Omar Jehangir said in a statement that the district administration was striving hard to ensure the availability of good quality pesticides and fertilizers to farmers. He said that the district administration was tightening the noose around the dealers involved in selling fake pesticides and fertilizers.
Jehangir said that a special task had been given to the agriculture department for checking of record of fertilizer and pesticide dealers.
He said that the dealers had destroyed the agriculture through illegal practices of selling fake pesticides, adding special inspection teams had also been formed to ensure the availability of fertilizer at controlled rates.
HIGHWAYS DEPT COMPLETES ROAD PROJECT IN RECORD SIX MONTHS
XEN Highways Multan Ghulam Nabi has said that the department had completed a road project from Basti Malook to Shujabad in record six months to provide facilities to the masses.
In a statement on Sunday, the XEN Highways said that the 17-kilometer long and 20-feet wide road project was to be completed in one and a half years but the department had completed the project in six months, “saving public tax money and time”. He said that the project had been completed with funds of Rs. 300 million.
Nabi said that Commissioner Multan Division Engineer Amir Khattak had directed to complete road projects and other development schemes of infrastructure at the earliest. He also assured that he himself was monitoring the development schemes.
The XEN Highways said that comprehensive cooperation was being offered by the commissioner’s office for the early completion of all development projects.