Halwa: Is this really news?

Posted on June 23, 2006
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According to the Associated Press of Pakistan, as reported in the Daily Times (22 June, 2006):

Members of the National Assembly were upset after Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Sher Afgan pointed out that sand-contaminated ‘halwaââ ‚¬â„¢ was served in the house cafeteria…. Dr Sher Afgan said that the situation posed a health risk to members who dined at the cafeteria. “This morning when I tasted the ‘halwaââ ‚¬â„¢ I noticed that one-fourth of its contents included sand. The sand was removed only after I got it checked and confirmed,â€Â? he said.

The minister called for taking stern action against the caterers and said that a case should be registered against them. He said that a caterer had been changed earlier, after he was charged with similar complaints and urged the speaker to take notice of the situation and order an inquiry. The speaker immediately asked the secretary National Assembly to look into the matter.

MMA’s Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri said that the matter should be taken up seriously as it was not only a question of the health of 342 members but also a matter of their security. “This time it was sand, however it could easily have been laced with poison. This matter should be taken very seriously,� he added.

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3 responses to “Halwa: Is this really news?”

  1. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ zikr us halway ka, ab jo bassi hogaya,
    jisnay bhi khaya, Allah ko pyara hogaya

    Hoshyar-bashed, aiyga Halwa Multan ka,
    aur machay gi loot, hoga sam’an yalghar ka

    Maulvi, hat ja zara, ye daur hay ab Pir ka
    Pir-phoonka, Dam kia, Halwa hay yeh Multan ka
    RK

  2. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    “why am I not surprised ”

    because now this Halwa will be catered directly from
    MULTAN, Dargha Sharif Pir Sain Syed Yousuf Reza Shah
    Sahib Al-Gilania !
    who can afford to refuse Multani Halwa ??
    What a ” Halwa-manda khor” National Assembly

  3. MSK says:

    LOL. Halwa and Security. Its the maulvi sahibs who are most interested in the halwa. Why am I not surprised.

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