KARACHI: The SHC summoned the law secretary, advocate-general and others in the case pertaining to sale and production of gutka, mainpuri and mawa in Thatta. The court also summoned a report from deputy commissioners, municipal secretary and Sindh IGP. Justice Salahuddin Panhwar heard the plea filed by Abdul Ghaffar Kalhor.
Thatta SSP submitted a report that stated the police were facing difficulties against the sellers of gutka, mainpuri and mawa due to the absence of a law. The court summoned the law secretary, advocate-general and others for legislation to take action against production and sale of these products.
The court appreciated Thatta SSP for accepting the shortcoming and remarked that improvement was only possible if flaws were accepted.
According to the report, 18 gutka manufacturing factories have been sealed and 505 people have been arrested in a 45-day long operation. The court adjourned the hearing till January 17.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2018.