Lahore High Court stopped the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday from advertising its raids on Facebook and issued notices to the Punjab government and the PFA to respond by October 20 to a petition against the practice.
Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh passed the order on a petition filed by Restaurants’ Association.
The petitioner’s counsel told the court that the PFA was conducting raids on restaurants and bakeries to check hygiene standards. He said the authority publicised these raids on social media.
He said the PFA should not publicise the apparent violations discovered during the raids. “The identity of the violators should not be revealed till they are found guilty by a court,” he said.
The judge restrained PFA from advertising its activities on Facebook and asked a law officer of the Punjab government and the PFA to submit a reply to the petition by October 20.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2015.
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