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Sale of infected, dead poultry birds meat in federal capital spark protest among citizens.

ISLAMABAD -- Reports of sale of dead and disease infected poultry birds meat in federal capital have exposed the claims of check and balance by the district administration.

The poultry bird's meat sellers purchase dead and near to death poultry birds at low price from the poultry farms operating in far off rural areas, slaughter them secretly in posh sectors of federal capital and sell them with impunity in the name of live bird meat. They sell the meat of infected poultry birds at low rates and in order to prove their credibility in the business they slaughter such poultry birds in presence of the customers.

The poultry birds traders are using steroids in poultry feed which are causing stomach disorders and devastating digestion system. Steroids mixed feed transforms a 6 months old poultry bird into healthier one year old bird.

The doctors have warned that use of meat of infected and dead poultry birds can give rise to diseases like food poisoning, hepatitis A and E typhoid and dehydration.

The citizens and civil society members have demanded that the poultry birds meat being sold out in federal capital be subjected to strict checks by the health department and crackdown be launched against the poultry birds traders selling dead and infected birds meat with awarding exemplary punishment to them.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 12, 2015
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