ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice of the sale of substandard and adulterated cooking oil at the outlets of the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) of Pakistan.
The action was taken on an application of Asif Nadeem Butt – president of Anjuman Tajran, Chowk Shaheedan, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The application, sent through Human Rights Cell (HRC) of the Supreme Court, has alleged that the utility stores are engaged in selling substandard cooking oil.
The petitioner has supported his allegations with the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) reports which said utility cooking oil did not conform to the standard as prescribed under the West Pakistan Pure Food Ordinance.
Taking notice of the issue, the CJP has directed the SC office to fix the HRC case in court today (Thursday). Notices in this regard have also been issued to the relevant ministry.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 5th, 2017.
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