Chief Justice advises public to stop drinking mineral water
Mineral water companies have dried up Lahore, Sheikhupura: CJP
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday appealed the public to stop drinking mineral water after a recent report raised health concerns in the light of examination of bottled water samples.
While hearing a case of mineral water companies today, Justice Nisar urged people to use boiled tap water, adding ‘nothing will happen, with the grace of Allah.’
He remarked that mineral water companies extract water from the land ‘without any charge’ and sell them to public at exorbitant rates. He expressed astonishment that such companies were selling small bottle of water for Rs 32. In his observation, Justice Ijazul Ahsan said the annual profit of mineral water companies was more than Rs one billion.
The CJP said people make a beeline for water in several cities, while companies fill their bottles and sell them to public at hefty price.
The chief justice on Sep 14 took suo motu notice of the exploitation of ground water by mineral water companies.