Consumer Court: Eatery sued for lying about chicken

The respondent did not answer calls made to his phone for comment.

Our Correspondent July 17, 2013

LAHORE: A restaurant has been sued for Rs200,000 for serving a customer a broiler rather than the desi murghi, or free-range organic chicken, that he had ordered.

A consumer court on Wednesday issued notice to the proprietor of Al-Sehat Corner for August 29 on a suit filed by Muhammad Younas. The petitioner submitted that on June 26, he and a friend had ordered two plates of desi murghi at Al-Sehat Corner for breakfast. But the chicken they were served was a battery chicken, he said, which was of substandard quality and bad for health. The restaurant, he said, had refused to accept that it was not a desi murghi and had billed him Rs588 for the breakfast.

He had sent them legal notices demanding compensation, at which the respondent had threatened him, he said. He asked the court to direct the respondent to pay him Rs200,000 in damages for deception and for the “mental agony” he was caused.  The respondent did not answer calls made to his phone for comment.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.


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