PSQCA seals 10 more illegal bottled water companies

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LAHORE: Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) on Monday claimed to have sealed another 10 illegal brands of bottled water in the provincial capital.

According to PSQCA officials, on the directives of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain, Director General Khalid Siddiq ordered the task force to take a strict action against illegal water brands.

They said the special task force raided different areas of the city, including Township, Nishtar Colony, Karim Market, Allama Iqbal Town and Multan Chungi and discovered that illegal water brands were being sold in the market.

The task force sealed brands including Good Water, Minerwa Water, Sparkly Water, Safa Water, Demanzi Water, Grocer Water, Dew Drop Water, Aquatica, Ikhwa Water and Aqua Clear Water, which had not obtained a license from the PSQCA, they added.

The task force also issued warning notices to some shops for selling the illegal brands.

The PSQCA Director General ordered the task force to continue the action against illegal bottled water brands and take a strict action against the companies involved in preparing sub-standard and illegal food items.

He said that special teams have been formed to visit different markets and keep a check on the illegal bottled water companies.