Pak butcher sentenced to jail for selling sub-standard meat imported from India

Officials in Peshawar arrested a butcher during a raid on his compound and recovered 400 kg of liver meat imported from India. The butcher used to add artificial colour into the livers and hearts of animals to give them a fresh look.

world Updated: May 29, 2018 17:28 IST
Press Trust of India, Peshawar
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Officials of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority had arrested the butcher named Waqas during a raid on his compound and recovered 400 kg of liver meat imported from India.(HT/Photo for representation)

A butcher in Pakistan was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 days in prison by a court for selling sub-standard meat allegedly imported from India.

Officials of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority had arrested the butcher named Waqas during a raid on his compound and recovered 400 kg of liver meat imported from India.

The butcher used to add artificial colour into the livers and hearts of animals to give them a fresh look.

A court of deputy commissioner in northwest Pakistan sentenced the butcher under the Maintenance of Public Order.

The food authority has confiscated hundreds of kilogrammes of substandard meat few days ago from the same locality.

First Published: May 29, 2018 17:28 IST