The Balochistan government on Friday decided to impose a ban on sale of carbonated drinks at all educational institutions across the province.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Balochistan Food Authority, chaired by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan in Quetta. The authority also decided to those involved in sale of substandard, hazardous food items at or around schools, colleges and universities.
The meeting also decided to ensure strict implementation of a ban imposed on sale and smuggling of gutka – chewing tobacco mix. It also decided to establish the Food Directorate at all divisional headquarters in the province within six months.
The decision was made after similar actions were taken by the provincial administrations in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.