LAHORE– On the directions of Chief Minister Punjab, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) eliminated training fees for small businesses on Sunday.
Director General Punjab Food Authority Rafaqat Ali Naswana chaired a meeting with training school administration. It was decided by DG PFA to abolish training fees for small businesses including tandoor, carts, hawkers and vendors.
Meanwhile, DG PFA Rafaqat Ali Naswana said that authority would provide free training for vendors, hawkers and other small businesses. For small businesses, per head training fee was Rs.1160. The purpose of abolishing the fee is to help small food businesses to overcome their financial difficulties. The aim of training is to educate completely about personal hygiene for safe preparation and PFA laws.
He further said that the purpose of establishing the Punjab Food Authority is to reform and regulate food businesses. Large numbers of people buy groceries on a daily basis from carts and carts.
PFA will provide full support to small businesses to improve at grass root level. Every possible facility would be utilized to deliver health and safe food to public. Strict checking will be practiced according to rules and laws. Despite the provision of awareness, strict action will be taken who deal with substandard and unhygienic food.— HANDOUT