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Sale of carbonated drinks banned in Balochistan’s educational institutions

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has banned the sale and consumption of carbonated drinks in all educational institutions accross the province.

The decision was taken in the first meeting of the recently established Balochistan Food Authority (BFA).

The government also decided to bar sale of Ajinomoto (Chinese salt) in the province, declaring it harmful for health, besides calling for strict implementation on the ban of Gutka sale.

Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani was chairing the meeting while BFA Director General Major (retd) Bashir Ahmed briefed him about the working of the authority. Other BFA members including Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran and Asghar Khan Achakzai and other concerned officials also attended the meeting.

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During the meeting, it was further decided to establish BFA directorates at divisional level in six months.

In January, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) also launched a massive crackdown on energy drinks across the province, including operation against the shopkeepers who sell energy drinks in the market and the manufacturers.

 

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