PARACHINAR, 19 August: The political administration of Kurram agency has arrested 54 wholesale dealers for allegedly supplying substandard and unhygienic food items in the agency, officials said here on Friday.

The officials added that three manufacturing factories were also sealed during the operation.

The action was taken by the political authorities after more than 300 students of different government and private schools were affected due to eating substandard and unhygienic food items. Following the incident, the authorities had closed all schools in the agency for two days.