Selling of carbonated drinks in Balochistan’s academic institutions banned

The Balochistan government has stopped sale and intake of carbonated drinks in academic institutions and chosen not to permit sale of Ajinomoto salt in the province, stating it harmful for health.

The decisions were stated in the first meeting of the currently established Balochistan Food Authority here on Friday. Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani was in the chair.

BFA Director General retired Major Bashir Ahmed briefed the meeting about the working of the authority. Members of the authority Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran and Asghar Khan Achakzai and officials involved attended the meeting. It was concluded in the meeting that a ban on the sale of Gutka would be strictly implemented.

They spotted that the iron deficiency was poorly affecting health of women and children and actual physical growth of children. Considering this situation, it was determined that flour miles and oil producing factories would be made bound to use vitamins, minerals and iron in flour and cooking oil.

The participants given concern over harmful impact of usage of substandard food products on the health of people, specifically women and children.

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