Lahore: Provincial Minister for Food, Bilal Yasin paid surprise visit to Bandu Khan Restaurant Liberty, Chinese Restaurant Xiwang and Tabaq Restaurant Gulberg and sealed Xiwang and Tabaq Restaurants on poor cleanliness and using substandard material.
The Minister expressed satisfaction over cleanliness in Bandu Khan Restaurant Liberty. Talking to the media-men, Bilal Yasin said that due to government steps, the hotels have adopted fixed standard of cleanliness which has resulted in provision of clean and quality food to the people and hotel industry has benefitted.
He said that tourism will be promoted due to availability of quality food at restaurants and world tourists will visit Pakistan. He said that on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Food Department is implementing food authority laws for ensuring availability of standard meals to the people.
He said that international standard of cleanliness is being adopted by hotels and restaurants which has not only raised the standard of restaurant industry but number of restaurants has also increased. He said that it is the responsibility of Food Department to implement laws for providing quality edible items to the masses and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard.
Later, the Minister inspected food laboratory at Cooper Road and witnessed the method of inspection of edible items.