Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday ordered a ban on the sale, import and export of ‘Chinese salt’ (monosodium glutamate) — popularly called Ajinomoto — everywhere the country, declaring it “hazardous for health”.
After hearing a suo motu case regarding the sale of MSG and used oil within the SC city register, the judge of Islamic Republic of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar ordered that the chief secretaries of all provinces be told of the court’s call. He additional same that the prime minister ought to take up the problem within the cupboard.
The geographical region cabinet minister, WHO had appeared in court nowadays, told Justice Nisar that the Sindh government had prohibited the sale of Chinese salt underneath Article a hundred and forty four of the Constitution. The geographical region Food Authority, meanwhile, was taking measures against the mercantilism of the “hazardous” flavored.
The court was conjointly told that a discussion over the import and export of MSG was unfinished within the cupboard.
The geographical region government had obligatory a ban on the sale, import and export of MSG in January. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh had followed suit and illegal the flavored for its “hazardous effects on human health” in February.