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PFA seals 4 food points, fines 5 eateries

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LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has closed down four food businesses including two gutka shops, dairy farm and a kitchen of the renowned hotel for failing to meet hygiene working environment and selling gutka.
The action was taken against them during an operation against unhygienic food points, processing units and adulterators in the provincial metropolis here today. 
The PFA raided United Dairy Farm, located at Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate, and sealed it due to pathetic condition of premises, for doing a production of frozen dessert in open area, preserving expired packets of Desi Ghee, improper cleanliness arrangements of cold storage and non-compliance of the authority instructions.
A team of PFA also sealed a kitchen of Park Lane Hotel on MM Alam Road for not taking preventative measures to control pests, the presence of cockroaches in chicken and fixing dual expiry dates on products. The team also found expired jelly during the raid.
Moreover, food safety teams sealed Chaudhry Tobacco in Gajjumata and Raju Pan Shop in Mughalpura for selling gutka, doing business without medical certificates and poor personal hygiene. While the sale of gutka is strictly prohibited in Punjab.
Over minor violations, PFA imposed Rs 50,000 fine on Arcadian Cafe, Rs 35,000 fine on R1 Cash and Carry, Rs 25,000 fine in Manj YDA Cafeteria and Rs 5,000 fine on Toheed Store.
PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that the purpose of food checking drive was to ensure the provision of healthy and safe food in Punjab.
He said that the teams are doing work affectionately in order to ensure the implementation of Punjab Pure Food Regulations. He further said that PFA will make Punjab’s land narrow for adulteration mafia.

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Two policemen gunned down in Karachi’s Orangi Town

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KARACHI: Two policemen were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at them in Karachi’s Orangi Town today, rescue sources said.

The firing incident took place at around 8am when both the police personnel were on their way to report for duty. Four armed men on two motorbikes opened fire and killed the personnel.

Upon being informed of the incident, a police team reached the site and cordoned it off to collect evidence. The bodies were shifted to a nearby medical facility for medico legal formalities.

The killed policemen, posted in Mominabad, were identified as Sepoy Allahdita and Sepoy Ahmed Ali.

Taking notice of the shooting incident, Additional Inspector General Amir Sheikh sought a report from the SSP West in this regard.

 

 

 

 

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Police officer stabbed ahead of G20 summit in Japan

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TOKYO: Japanese police Monday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a police officer in the chest and stealing his gun near Osaka, just days before world leaders fly into the city for a G20 summit.

The 33-year-old suspect, who denies the charges, was in possession of an ID document showing he was mentally disabled, an Osaka regional police detective said.

The police officer, 22, is still in a coma, the detective added. His gun was found later with one bullet missing.

The incident, a rare case of violent crime in Japan, hit national headlines due to the proximity of the attack to the G20, which will be held in the western city on June 28 and 29.

“We have not yet studied what impact this will have on the G20 security plan,” Takahisa Ishida, chief of the Osaka police, told local media.

US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be among the leaders jetting in for the summit, with tens of thousands of aides in tow.

More than 25,000 police officers will reportedly be mobilised to provide security in Osaka during the summit meetings.

“We will do our best on security measures ahead of the G20 next week,” top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters Monday when asked about the incident.

A recent meeting of G20 finance ministers in the western city of Fukuoka was held under extremely high security, with areas around the meeting in total lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PFUJ condemns brutal murder of Hyderabad journalist Ilyas Warsi

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KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President G.M. Jamali has strongly condemned the brutal murder of senior journalist Ilyas Warsi in Hyderabad here today.

Warsi, who was affiliated to the Sindhi daily Kawish newspaper, was found dead in his apartment adjacent to Al-Raheem Shopping Centre in Hyderabad.

According to a family source, Warsi had left for his home from Hyderabad Press Club at around 6 PM. Warsi’s son told the police that when he reached the apartment, it was locked from inside. He knocked at the door but there was no response upon which he called others and force opened the door where he found his father’s dead body.

“The journalist was murdered using an edge tool,” police said, adding that the killers and motive behind the murder remains unknown.

Warsi was former president of Hyderabad Press Club and had been affiliated with many national and international journalist unions.

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