Serena, McDonald’s among top hotels where unhygienic chicken meat found: Senate Standing Committee told

  • 'Raiding teams tried to seal these hotels but were unable due to their political influence'
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – In what appeared to be a business on the cost of human lives, it was disclosed during an official meeting that renowned hotels as well as other smaller establishments are involved in using unhygienic chicken meat in the capital city.

A meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Health took place in Islamabad where these shocking revelations surfaced.

District Health Officer Agha Najeeb informed the committee chairman Sajjad Hussain that meat of dead or unhygienic chickens is used in all big hotels, including Serena, Marriott, Savour Foods, McDonald’s, Al Habibi Restaurant, and others.

He added that teams recovered meat stored for months from the stores of these hotels and tried to seal them but they could not take action against them due their political influence.

On the other hand, Senator Mian Attique took up the issue of using urea fertilizer, detergent powder in milk and suggested to call a meeting of Pakistan Dairy Association to settle the issue. Representatives of district administration also informed that 25,000 litres of milk has been wasted due to adulteration.

The Senate committee meeting also postponed the bill regarding smoking till the next huddle as the information of legislation was not completed.