The Sindh government on Saturday (Oct 5) presented a bill in the provincial assembly to curb the menace of Gutka, Mainpuri and other derivatives, which are injurious to health and major cause of cancer. The provincial government wants all these things banned.
According to the bill, the one who found involved in manufacturing, eating, storage and sale of gutka will face from one year to six years imprisonment. The opposition in Sindh Assembly also welcomed the move while ruling Pakistan Tehreek Insaf leader Haleem Adil Shiekh talking to local news channel said that they are with the government over eradication of gutka menace.
According to media reports, “the gutka, mainpuri and other relating derivatives are dangerous and a major cause behind cancer and cardiac illness,” the statement of objects and reasons read. It added that the tobacco consumption is one the biggest challenges confronting the people. “In order to impose ban on import, export, manufacturing sale and purchase of gutka, mainpuri and its derivates, it is expedient to enact the law in the subject matter.”
Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) woman leader Nusrat Sehar Abbassi also hailed the decision adding that presenting the bill is not enough its implementation is a must.
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13 November, 2019