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SC orders sealing of Gourmet ice cream units across province

09:19 AM | 26 Dec, 2018
SC orders sealing of Gourmet ice cream units across province
LAHORE - The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the sealing of ice cream units of Gourmet Food across the province.

The court also summoned owners of Gourmet Food and GNN News channel for Wednesday, besides director general of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority.

The chief justice passed the orders while hearing an application filed by Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Director General Muhammad Usman at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry.

During the hearing, the PFA DG Muhammad Usman apprised that harmful bacteria was found in samples of ice cream produced by Gourmet. He said that the authority seized
existing stock at Gourmet outlets, which was later disposed of.

The product is among 47 brands of ice cream and frozen desserts that the PFA declared unfit for human consumption on Saturday, he added.

He said that GNN news channel, which was owned by the Gourmet group, started a "character assassination" campaign against him after the operation against the brand's ice cream.

At this, the chief justice observed that such a campaign was equal to contempt of court, suggesting that the channel should be shut down.

However, the chief justice ordered authorities to examine all products of Gourmet Foods to check their quality, besides sealing of ice cream units of the brand.

The chief justice also expressed annoyance over a phone call made to him on behalf of Gourmet Foods for seeking a favour in the matter during the hearing.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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