Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was fully active to ensure provision of quality food to the people of Punjab. He inaugurated the Mobile Food Labs and Checking Squad consisting of 55 vehicles and motorcycles.
The inaugural ceremony of Mobile Food Labs and Bike Squad was orga-nized at CMO in which CM Pervaiz Elahi was the chief guest. Chief Minis-ter inspected the vehicles and bikes included in the Mobile Food Labs and Checking Squad and talked with the staff members.
He said that mobile food labs will help to maintain the quality of food adding that with the help of mobile food labs milk, spices, carbonated drinks, water, oil along with the prompt checking of the quality of other items will enable to get quick results and take immediate action on the spot. He highlighted that the mobile food labs will eliminate the trend of adulteration in food items.
CM welcomed the launching of mobile food labs in Punjab adding that unheal-thy food can cause more than 200 fatal diseases. It has become an essential aspect to get knowledge and awareness about the diseases being caused due to the usage of impure and unhygienic food.
It is highly imperative to have the latest machinery in order to check the violation of the hygiene rules and measure the quality.
CM disclosed that initially the mobile food project has been launched from Sargodha, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Multan adding that this project will be spread in a phased manner across Punjab. The mobile food squad will also enable the checking of edibles in the streets.
CM was given a briefing about the Mobile Food Labs and Biking Squad. Provincial Food Minister Has-nain Bahadar Dreshak, Provincial Ad-viser on Home Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, Provincial Adviser Yousaf Badozai, Assembly Member Gulrez Afzal Chan, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former Principal Secretary to CM GM Sikandar, Chairman Punjab Food Authority Ali Raza Khakwani, Secretary Information, DG Punjab Food Authority and concerned officials were also also present on the occasion.