PPA warned of ban on poultry movement

PAKISTAN - On reports that some big traders in the poultry business have asked hatcheries to limit their production, the City District Government Lahore has stiffened its stance on the chicken price issue and told the Pakistan Poultry Association in clear terms that the movement of poultry products out of district may be banned if it does not come to terms.

To make the message clear, DCO Muhammad Ijaz also directed raids and arrest of the big fish responsible for the increase in the chicken price.

Led by EDO (Revenue) Malik Muhammad Bakhsh, special magistrates on Sunday accordingly conducted 215 raids at various chicken markets and shops in the city and arrested 76 wholesalers and retailers who were charging their customers more than the fixed chicken meat price of Rs110 per kg or for short-measuring.

Two big traders were taken into custody from Sheranwala Gate chicken market and sent behind bars for 15 days each for making small retailers to sell chicken at high prices by supplying them birds at inflated rates.

Nine others were held on the GT Road and in Baghbanpura, Cantonment and other areas and were handed down seven-day jail term, besides being made to pay Rs10,000 fine each.

Source: Dawn.com
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