Karachi, June 07, 2016 (PPI-OT):As per directives of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQAC) Team raided at Bottle Drinking Water factories i.e. Tahir Water, Dame Water, Snow Spring and Due More at Model Colony, Karachi along with Print and Electronic Media team and Chairman of CPRC Mr. Shakeel Baig. The Team member headed by Mr. Bashir Ahmed Unnar, Deputy Director (Conformity Assistant) of Standards Development Centre/PSQCA, caught sub-standard unlicensed Mineral Water samples from factories.
PSQCA team caught unlicensed sub-standard Bottled drinking water brands manufacturing in the factories, team sealed 04 factories on the spot. The raid was carried in a transparent manner and sealed the factories. The Director General, PSQCA Mr. Muhammad Khalid Siddique has warned producers and manufacturers to display the Authority’s logo on their products failing which the Authority will be constrained to take action under the rules.
The Authority has observed with concern that even some of the companies registered with it are not complying with the requirement. It had also sent a letter to all producers of food items to apply for registration with PSQCA failing which they would be facing action by the authority.
For more information, contact:
Jawaid Hussain Siddiqui
Media Adviser, PSQCA
Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)
Government of Pakistan
(Ministry of Science and Technology)
Cell No. 0333-2266957
Tel: (92-21) 99206546
Fax: (92-21) 99203919