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Sindh Assembly speaker creates committee to oversee provincial food authority

November 13, 2018

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Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani at a press conference.  — APP/File
Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani at a press conference. — APP/File

Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani on Tuesday formed a committee to revive the Sindh Food Authority (SFA) in light of the recent death of two minors from what is believed to be a case of food poisoning.

The committee, which includes lawmakers Dr Sohrab Sarki, Sanjay Parvani and Ganhor Khan Asrani, has been tasked to revive the SFA.

The committee will give suggestions to improve the SFA's working while also assessing its performance.

The move comes after Ahmad, 1.5, and Mohammad, 5, died from what is believed to be a case of food poisoning on Sunday afternoon. Their mother was also hospitalised after falling sick.

However, so far no concrete evidence has emerged about the exact cause of deaths.

The two boys had had dinner with their family at Arizona Grill at Karachi's Zamzama locale and later visited Nisar Shaheed Park, where they bought and consumed candies.

The family returned to their Creek Vista residence at around 2am. However, the children's condition deteriorated at around 6am on Sunday. They died later that afternoon.