Adulterated dairy: Man wants regulation against loose milk

Asks IHC to direct local govt to crack down on suppliers

Rizwan Shehzad December 15, 2016
IHC judge pays surprise visit to GBM of lawyers; urges patience. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: A resident of the capital has approached the Islamabad High Court against the loose sale of adulterated milk in Islamabad on Thursday.

Akhtar Mehmood, through his counsel Yasir Mehmood Chaudhry, had filed a petition seeking the court’s intervention. The case has been fixed for hearing before Justice Athar Minallah of the IHC on December 16 (today).

He has listed the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) through Mayor Shiekh Anser Aziz, Chief Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, District Health Officer and Deputy Director Food of the Islamabad Capital Territory respondents in the case.

Chaudhry said that due to the lax attitude of city administration, milk supplied to the capital was being adulterated and contaminated using harmful chemicals.

“The respondents are not performing their due role for the prevention of this horrible menace,” Chaudhry stated.

Explaining the lack of action by the IMC, the petitioner said that he had sent an application on September 15, 2016, to the respondents urging them to take action against the adulterators. However, no action was taken on his application forcing him to approach the court.

He urged the court to direct the respondents to take immediate action to prevent the sale, marketing and consumption of adulterated milk and check quality of milk on daily basis in markets of Islamabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2016.


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