SC orders laboratory test of packaged milk for adulterants detection
KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saiqb Nisar on Saturday ordered laboratory test of all brands of packaged milk for detection of adulteration.
He was hearing a suo moto case of the deficiencies in the production, processing and packing of different brands of packaged milk in Sindh at Supreme Court’s Karachi registry when passed these orders.
“Packaged milk in markets are deceitful as it’s adulterated,” he said.
He expressed extreme displeasure over Sindh government’s inaction in making certain policies to prevent supply of substandard packaged milk.
“The province has no food authority department,” Justice Nisar noted while pointing out Sindh government’s apathy to address health-related issues.
To which, Advocate General Sindh responded that the legislation for food authority is underway.
“So the supply of substandard milk to residents will continue until the final legislation,” he quipped.
On the occasion, he also expressed annoyance over role of authorities concerned after they failed to submit a detailed report on the use of injections to cow to increase milk production.
“The injections administered to cows are resulting in breast cancer and other hormonal problems in women,” he remarked.
Moreover, he also sought a report on use and confiscation of such injections by 11pm tonight. The CJP had took notice of the sale of substandard packaged milk earlier this week.