Punjab Food Authority Website Goes Down Due to Excessive Bandwidth

The official website of the Punjab Food Authority has gone down and it’s showing a bandwidth exceeded message.

The PFA has been making a lot of headlines lately so the increased attention has clearly translated to more traffic on their website.

As is with most government websites though, the infrastructure seems to be inadequate for the increased number of hits the website is now getting.

Recently, the PFA announced that it had conducted raids against more than thousand food units, took action against more than 500 restaurants and issued notices to 284 shopkeepers for improvement of cleanliness. DCOs of all 36 districts of Punjab were also directed to carry out this exercise in their respective districts.

To take it one step ahead as a permanent solution to this problem, CM Shahbaz Sharif has announced that the restaurants all over Punjab will be graded on the basis of standard of food, security, cleanliness, quality of water etc. and the grades will be displayed at the gates of all the restaurants. Punjab Food Authority in collaboration with CM’s Special Monitoring Unit -SMU has already started working on this project.

Clearly there’s a lot activity going on at PFA’s end and this is an area where a lot of public interest has increased over past few weeks. Considering the feedback, time has come that all government bodies in general and Punjab Food Authority in specific should put more efforts in streamlining its online infrastructure.

Getting a better server should be its top priority, while down the line PFA can get a dynamic and mobile friendly website that should intimate real-time certification status or hygiene conditions of restaurants and food outlets. So anyone should be able to check real-time status for any restaurant before visiting it.

An app, for the purpose, could add further value to what PFA has resorted to achieve with its recent activity.

Thanks Haseeb Sarwar for tip.

Talal is a Director at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]

  • Muhammad Aamir

    By the way, Ayehsa Mumtaz is doing a great job as far as the bandwidth problem is concerned, it’s not the problem because the way you look at the problem is the problem. :D

    • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

      muje to komal pasand ha bhai.ayesha mumtaz ainwen hai bus nakhry

      • Muhammad Aamir

        Zahir Hai, Aap Ko Aap Jesy Log Hi Pasand Ho Ga Na, Alim!

      • hubara

        shes of ur mum’s age, raccoon!

        • Muhammad Aamir


        • Fahad

          hahaha rightly said!! AAM KHA AAM!

        • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

          and u r of my child’s age

  • Fahad

    Doesn’t matter. A lot of of people don’t even know they have a website too. Their Facebook page is pretty much updated and gets the job done. Brilliant step by PFA though.

  • Raja Amer Khan

    All government websites should be hosted within Pakistan in Islamabad or Lahore. Why host at shared hosting providers?

  • Haida Kay

    Facebook page boht active hai unka ..

  • Rizwan Abbas

    Install CCTV in every restaurant like schools have. PFA can access those cameras any time and take the measures. in this way restaurant owners will know that they are being monitored in every second.


  • Captain Asif

    Dabang lady