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Cockroaches found in food, 2 cafeterias sealed off in Pakistani parliament: report

Lawmakers complained that cockroaches were found in the food. (Representational)


Authorities have sealed off two cafeterias located in Pakistan’s parliament after lawmakers complained that cockroaches were found in the food served to them, according to a media report.

District administration officials in Islamabad have raided the two cafeterias of parliament after receiving a wave of complaints from lawmakers about unsanitary conditions, according to a report by Samaa Television on Saturday.

Lawmakers have also complained that cockroaches have been found in the food served to them, he added.

Upon inspection, they found pests in the dining room and unsanitary conditions in the kitchen, after which the premises were sealed, the report adds.

Many lawmakers said they stopped ordering meals from these cafeterias because of their appalling hygienic conditions.

Such incidents are not uncommon in Parliament’s cafeterias.

In 2014, a cockroach was found in a bottle of ketchup in one of these cafeterias.

In 2019, lawmakers protested the quality of food served in these cafeterias and the numerous breaches of regulations relating to cleanliness standards, the report added.

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