Fake bonfire: Substandard products worth Rs4 million set alight

Zakir Javed Tanoli

MPA (400+ posts)
PESHAWAR: The city district administration destroyed a huge cache of fake and substandard products worth Rs4 million by setting it on fire on Saturday.

Commissioner Peshawar Division Munir Azam, Deputy Commissioner Syed Zaheerul Islam and Assistant Commissioner Mumtaz Ahmad were present on the occasion at Ring Road, Motorway Chowk. The officials burnt substandard spices, tea, cold drinks, juices, and cigarettes, among other items.

Addressing the gathering, Munir Azam lauded the efforts of assistant commissioners in the fight against fake product industries. The volume of products being burnt speaks of their dedication to this cause, said Azam, adding that they will not stop until they make the district free of substandard products. Azam said it is the need of the hour to join hands against culprits.

The administration has arrested more than 100 people in the past four months, informed PR officer, Firoz Shah.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31[SUP]st[/SUP], 2014.

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