Popular food joint Savour Food has been sealed and fined Rs 200,000 after their staff “manhandled, pushed and misbehaved” with officials of the Ministry of Climate Change and Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency.
The action was taken after videos of the incident, which show a man being pushed and shoved, went viral on social media. Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir said that nobody is above the law and “mishandling with ministry officials will not be tolerated.”
According to details, officials from the ministry went to the food outlet for inspection and implementation of their new ‘no plastic bags’ policy. When the officials questioned the staff, an argument ensued following which a scuffle broke out between the two parties.
After the video of the incident went viral, people began to call for a boycott of the food outlet and arresting of the owners.
Savour Foods is an extremely popular food spot in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Their signature pulao kabab is a local favourite.