LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has directed that indiscriminate crackdown on elements involved in sale of substandard, unhygienic, dead and Haram meat should be continued throughout the province.
He said that the heinous trade of unhygienic, diseased, dead and Haram meat will not be tolerated and the elements involved deserve no leniency.
He said the collusion between the mafias involved in the sale of dead and Haram meat and adulterated and substandard items will be eliminated and this evil business will be rooted out at any cost.
The chief minister while issuing instructions from London Thursday, said concerned institutions should take vigorous action against sale of Haram, dead and unhygienic meat as well as adulterated items and the elements involved in this evil business should be behind the bars.
He said those selling substandard, unhygienic and adulterated food items and Haram meat deserve exemplary and deterrent punishment.
He said concerned institutions should work in a coordinated manner for complete eradication of this heinous trade and the responsibility of provision of hygienic meat and food items to the citizens should be discharged in an efficient manner.
He said elements involved in adulteration are enemies of humanity and no one will be allowed to play with human lives.
Shehbaz Sharif said nine task forces had been constituted for anti-adulteration campaign in the province and now it was their responsibility to ensure supply of hygienic food items to citizens and utilize all their energies to bring the elements playing with human lives to justice.