SHC for report on re-use of tin packs for ghee, oil

A division bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) asked the Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to submit a detailed report within 15 days about the raids and actions so far conducted against the re-use of tin packing material for oil and ghee.

The order came up on a petition against the alleged use of second hand tin packing material for oil and ghee by some industries. The petition was filed by a concerned citizen Saleem Shahzad.

Citing Ministry of Industries, Production and Special initiatives, Ministry of Health, PSQCA and Government of Sindh as respondents the petitioner submitted that old and second hand tins are being used for packing oil and ghee and prayed the court to impose a ban on it.

During hearing of the case the bench headed by Chief Justice of SHC Justice Mushir Alam observed that the comments from the Ministry of Health, support the petitioner whereas Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority in the comments while agreeing with the concern of the petitioner stated that measures were taken, Magistrates were appointed and raids were conducted to stop the use of second hand material.

The PSQCA Counsel submitted that a number of raids were conducted, but provided no further details.