CJP says Nestle Pakistan lacks water quality standards

06:13 PM | 6 Oct, 2018
CJP says Nestle Pakistan lacks water quality standards
ISLAMABAD - The Chief Justice of Pakistan justice Saqib Nisar said on Saturday that he has left drinking water by Nestle Pakistan which lacks minerals and ingredients necessary for healthy water.

The CJP remarked in a case pertaining to a forensic audit of operations of a private mineral water company and quality check of all major bottled water brands.

The top judge said the water sold by mineral water company is not according to the water quality standards and it lacks all that is written on the bottle.

Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading a two-member bench, issued the order while hearing Suo Motu case pertaining to the alleged exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies operating in the country at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry.

The issue came up during the hearing of a case related to drying up of the Katas Raj pond due to consumption of a huge amount of water by nearby cement factories through drill bores.

A lawyer for the federal government informed the court that the mineral water companies pay the government 25 paisa per litre of water, while selling it for Rs50 per litre.