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SC gives 10 days to bottled water companies to fix shortcomings

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered bottled water companies to fix their shortcomings within 10 days, ARY News reported. Hearing a suo motu case regarding ground water exploitation by mineral water companies at the apex court's Lahore Registry, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said if inspection report found poor quality of any bottled water, the respective company will be ordered to shut its operations. The CJP had summoned owners of 11 mineral water manufacturing companies today. The court also ordered the…

Chief Justice advises public to stop drinking mineral water

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday appealed the public to stop drinking mineral water after a recent report raised health concerns in the light of examination of bottled water samples. While hearing a case of mineral water companies today, Justice Nisar urged people to use boiled tap water, adding ‘nothing will happen, with the grace of Allah.’ He remarked that mineral water companies extract water from the land ‘without any charge’ and sell them to public at exorbitant rates. He expressed…

SFA seals four mineral water plants in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh Food Authority (SFA) on Tuesday conducted raids in various parts of the city against companies producing hazardous mineral water and closed four plants. Director-General SFA Abrar Ahmed Sheikh said the raids were conducted on several mineral water companies in Ancholi, Gulberg and Federal B. areas of Karachi. He said that uncleanliness and unhygienic conditions were witnessed in the mineral water plants. There were also fake labels and water was also being refilled without any license. There were…

CJP resents water companies for selling ‘free of cost’ water at higher rates

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu notice of the exploitation of ground water by mineral water companies. Hearing the Katas Raj case, the chief justice sought data regarding water usage by these companies from concerned departments. Water is very precious for us. Mineral water companies are acquiring water free of cost after installing turbines and then selling it at exorbitant prices he remarked, adding that all possible measures will be taken to preserve water. He directed the…