Law against Gutka, other harmful substances passed, Sindh tells SHC

KARACHI: (HRNW) Sindh government on Monday informed Sindh High Court (SHC) that the legislation to impose ban on making and selling Gutka and other harmful substances has been approved and sent to the governor, ARY News reported.

A division bench headed by Justice Salahuddin Panhwar heard a petition against making and selling gutka and other harmful substances.

The government informed the court that the assembly has passed the law and sent to the Governor of Sindh for endorsement.

Police department also submitted a report that a complete ban has been enforced over Gutka, Mainpuri, Mava and other harmful substances and those involved in the offence being booked under Section 337-A (intentionally causing hurt) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The police report said that in 2018, 395 offenders were arrested in Malir district and 320 of them were convicted in cases. In Thatta 328 cases were registered and 320 people were indicted, according to the report.

The bench ordered the police to continue its action against Gutka, Mainpuri and other harmful substances.

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