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Ban on Gutka, Mainpuri: SHC issues Notice to IGP Sindh

Karachi: Sindh High Court on Monday issued notice to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh on a petition seeking ban on manufacturing and selling of gutka and mainpuri.

A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Muneeb Akhtar heard a petition seeking ban on selling and manufacturing of ‘gutka’ ‘mainpuri’ .

During the course of hearing, the petitioner counsel apprised the court that despite court order to take action against the illegal gutka manufactures and seller the practice was going on in the patronage of local police stations.

He added that despite several application police was not taking action against the manufactures and sellers of gutka.

Upon this, the court issued notice to IG Sindh and sought comments from him.

The court adjourned further hearing of the case till Sep 22, 2017.

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