LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Thursday expressed his displeasure on provincial food department for deputing teachers to hold inspection of flour mills.

Hearing a petition of a flour mills in Kasur against non-provision of quota, the chief justice was informed that schoolteachers had been assigned to inspect the mills.

The CJ observed that assigning the teachers inspection of the mills amounted to humiliating them which the court would not permit.

He directed the secretary foods to review the decision and also decide the matter of the quota by Aug 17 after hearing the version of the flour mills.

The secretary and Kasur’s deputy commissioner were present in the court who admitted that the decision to engage teachers for mill’s inspection was not correct.

The petitioner/mills had pleaded that the Punjab government had made a policy to allocate quota to functional mills only.

Chief Justice Khan also questioned the responsibility of checking the mills given to the deputy commissioners instead of the food department.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2020