Supreme Court Bans Distribution of 24 Mineral Water Brands in Pakistan


The nation-wide distribution of 24 mineral water companies has been stopped by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP).

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar chaired a three-member bench meeting on Thursday (today). He was presented the details of the provision of clean water case.

The counsel for the accused mineral water company claimed that the water being provided to the public is pure and totally safe for drinking.

The company’s lawyer said:

The court can summon the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PCSQA) report if required.

Chief Justice Nisar remarked that outcomes of the hearing will not be changed by hiring a prestigious lawyer.

He added:

Companies should have the consciousness to provide clean water, we have to care for the people and the children.

The court then ordered all 24 companies to stop the distribution of water until further notice.

The court postponed the hearing for an unspecified period of time.

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