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HC moved for complete ban on gutka, other health hazardous items

February 25, 2020

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has been moved once again for a complete ban on gutka, mainpuri and other health hazardous items.

A girl who suffered from cancer after eating gutka since four years on Tuesday approached the SHC for a complete ban on it and other hazardous items in order to save others from contracting the disease.

The court accepted the girl’s plea for banning gutka, mainpuri, mava and other hazardous items prepared from tobacco and ordered an urgent hearing into the case.

The girl stated during the hearing that her life was ruined as she started eating gutka four years back and contracted cancer within two years. “Now I want other lives to be saved from this hazardous item,” she said. The plea urged for strict action against the factory owners involved in manufacturing gutka.

It may be noted that SHC was informed on 10th February that another petitioner seeking a ban on Gutka and other harmful substances has died.

Muzammil Mumtaz Advocate, the petitioner’s counsel, informed the high court bench that petitioner Naseem Haider died of mouth cancer.

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