September 07, 2014- BR Report –
Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) following a raid on a leather factory recovered huge quantity of fake pesticides worth Rs 3 million near Sheikhupura on Friday. According to a spokesman of the department, officials of the department along with the police raided a leather factory near Qila Sattar Shah on a tipoff and recovered 25,000 kilograms of fake pesticides worth Rs 3 million.
Two people involved in this heinous business Muhammad Idrees and Irfan Ali were arrested from the spot while two others namely Taimur Ali and Iftikhar have also been nominated in the FIR registered after the raid. The spokesman said the Punjab Agriculture Minister Dr Farrukh Javed is leading a vigorous campaign against fake pesticides on the special directives of the Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. Stern action is being taken against those involved in fake pesticides business under this campaign, the spokesman added. PAD spokesman said that fake pesticide results in failure in controlling enemy pests or diseases thus decreasing per acre yield and inflicting financial loss to the grower and the national economy.