Petition filed in SC over sale of substandard meat

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A petition on Friday has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan stating that punishments against selling of substandard meat do not match the heinous crime.

The petitioner maintained that small punishments are leading to increased selling of spurious meat. However, the food authorities have submitted reply in the matter on order of Justice Ijazul Hassan.

The government officials said that a recommendation of five-year imprisonment for culprits has been forwarded to the higher-ups.

However, the court said that every citizen is fearful after continuous barrage of news from different cities is pouring in. The court instructed the authorities to implement the punishments.