Faisalabad: District Administration Faisalabad continues its crackdown against factories playing with the lives of unsuspecting people by producing fake food and drink items for the local market.
After receiving complaints that illegal operations were operating in Sadhupura, Assistant Commissioner Faisalabad Shahrukh Niazi conducted raids on Tuesday and sealed a sweets and confectionery factory that was producing fake candies for children using hazardous chemicals.
However, when AC Niazi and his team arrived at a factory being run out of a house in a residential neighborhood they were met with resistance.
When the team tried to arrest five individuals from the illegal soft-drink factory, they were assaulted by workers and area residents, creating a situation whereby the factory owners playing with the lives of unsuspecting citizens managed to escape.
In order to deal with the situation Niazi summoned reinforcements. The Assistant Commissioner was able to arrest just one employee since all others managed to escape.
Sources add that the illegal factories had been operating in the area for a long time and after complaints were raised the district administration took notice and began their operation.