Charred beef: 1,800 kg of unhygienic meat confiscated

Livestock officials took the meat into custody and later burnt it


Our Correspondent November 24, 2016
Pakistan’s share in the $3-trillion halal food market is negligible despite having the capacity, ability and space to produce these products for export markets. PHOTO: QAZI USMAN/EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI: Officials of the district livestock department, with the help of the local police, confiscated 1,800 kg of unhygienic, unstamped, water-infused beef from the Waris Khan area.

Dr Kashif and Dr Farookh of livestock department, with the Waris Khan police, seized a truck loaded with unhygienic meat. The police arrested four men who were transporting it from Gojra.

The police registered a case against Ishtiaq Mashi alia Kala, Jan Sher alias Shera, Shabo and driver Anwar.  Livestock officials took the meat into custody and later burnt it. On November 17, the department also confiscated over six tonnes of substandard meat from the Pirwadhai area.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2016.

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