Price hike: Commissioner directs to intensify crackdown on milk sellers

September 16, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: In response to Sindh High Court’s orders, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui called an emergency meeting of deputy commissioners (DCs) on Wednesday and directed to intensify the operation against the milkmen selling on higher prices and unhygienic milk.

The meeting reviewed the unavailability of milk at government set prices and adulteration in milk. The commissioner said there was a need to make the operation against the shopkeepers, who sold milk at their desired rates and adulterated, effective.

He directed all the DCs to ensure the company of inspectors of health and measuring inspectors of bureau of supply so that the quality and weight of milk could also be examined.

Siddiqui appealed from milkmen to sell milk at government fixed prices and act upon the laws of measurement and selling hygienic food so that the orders of the court could be ensured.

The meeting decided to report cases under laws against selling of unhygienic milk.

The commissioner said that people would not be left at the mercy of the milkmen who injected hazardous injections to cattle for getting more milk and strict action would be taken in this regard.

It was decided in the meeting that all the deputy commissioners would inform about the crackdown against milkmen to the commissioner on daily basis.

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