MULTAN - A delegation of Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WCCI) called on Commissioner Multan Division, Dr Irshad Ahmad at his office here on Tuesday. It apprised him of the problems faced by the women entrepreneurs saying rented building of chamber and paucity of funds besides unavailability of display centre for women crafts are some of major problems. He ensured to resolve the issues of Women Chamber adding that Punjab Government was taking practical steps for progress and empowerment of women. Home based entrepreneurs should have an access to world markets which will help improving economy of the country, he informed. The delegation consisted of WCCI vice president Sadia Ali, Filza Mumtaz while Additional Commissioner Sarfaraz Ahmad was also present during the meeting.

Sweets factory sealed

The district administration has sealed a sweets factory for using sub-standard material in traditional ‘Sohan Halwa’ here on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amir Karim Khan along with the officials of Punjab Food Authority (PFA) conducted a raid at Nadeem 311 Sohan Halwa factory situated at Kot Rabnawaz Vehari road Multan and checked cleanliness at the factory and material being used for preparation of ‘Sohan Halwa’. 

WCCI delegation calls on Commissioner to apprise of problems

The officers recovered over 400 litre adulterated milk, 200 kg poor quality wheat and other material from the factory.

Speaking on the occasion, the deputy commissioner said that no one would be allowed to put public lives on risk. He said that ‘Sohan Halwa’ was one of the famous sweets of the city and the factory owner was making it by using unhygienic material.

                Deputy Director of PFA Waqar-Ul-Hassan started further legal procedure against the factory owner.