RCB operations; 1694 handcarts, counters confiscated, five food outlets sealed.
RAWALPINDI:Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) confiscated 594 handcarts, 1100 counters and other goods during Feb
from different markets in its grand operation against encroachments and also sealed five food outlets for
poor cleanliness and unhygienic conditions.
RCB spokesman, Qaiser Mahmood talking to APP informed that the ongoing grand operations
against encroachers and checking quality of food items were accelerated during last month on the special
instruction of Cantonment Executive Officer (CEO) and the rules violators were also imposed heavy fines
amounting to over 1.5 million.
Anti-encroachment team also removed sheds illegally installed outside shops in various commercial
areas, he informed.
Anti-encroachment teams visited Saddar, Gawalmandi, Chungi No. 22, Tench Bhatta, Bakra Mandi,
Haider Road, Mall Road, Saadi Road, Kashmir Road, Police Station Road, Railway Station Road, Adam Gee
Road, Bank Road and other markets and confiscated goods of the encroachers.
To a question he said, the markets were regularly being visited and the staff concerned conducting
raids at main markets.
He said, RCB's Food Branch in its ongoing drive to ensure provision of quality food to the citizens
confiscated over 1000 liters milk on Friday from Peshawar Road which was later disposed off.
He said, the operation would continue and strict action would be taken against those supplying sub-standard
and poor quality food items to the people.
The Food Branch team also conducted raids in different areas and served 13 notices on poor cleanliness
condition at food outlets and those running business without license. The team collected 20 food samples which
were sent to the lab for quality test. Cantt Judicial Magistrate also imposed Rs 20,000 fine on the rules violators
under 23FP Act.
He said, the branch issued 201 notices to food outlets during February while five restaurants, kitchens of
bakeries, hotels and other fast food points were sealed for unhygienic and poor cleanliness conditions.
338 food samples were collected during last month which were sent to lab for quality test while over Rs300,000
fines were also imposed on rules violators.