LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction over a report submitted by the PCSIR laboratory about mixing of dangerous chemicals in packed milk as its officials showed their inability to identify Melamine and Urea in the milk due to non-availability of such a device to check both the chemicals. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that after getting report about exact quantity of Melamine and Urea in milk the adulteration of milk could be judged. He asked the officials to get milk examined at some other suitable laboratory either from the Punjab University or University of Veterinary and Animal Science. The court also asked petitioners counsel to find out NGOs that could provide financial assistance to get milk examined from a laboratory in a foreign country. The judge had adjourned the hearing till April 28. On last hearing the court had come down hard on the government officials for failing to root out the menace of adulterated milk, which the court observed, is playing havoc with the lives of citizens. The judge had also formed a three-member committee that would get packed milk samples at random from different areas of the City and send them to the PCSIR Laboratory and these would be tested and a comprehensive report would be submitted to the court. The committee comprises Shahzad Shaukat, Shahid Karim and Dr Mahmood Ali Malik, former principal of King Edward Medical University. Petitioner Dr Muhammad Yaqoob Bhatti, central executive member of Watan Party Pakistan, through his counsel Barrister Zafarullah Khan contended that a very alarming situation appeared and reported by the city district government food department and also published in national press that 80 per cent milk supplied to the market is poisonous and is source of their deaths. He said according to data, out of 19,718 samples of milk collected by the food department in the last five years, almost 17,529 samples were found adulterated. This means that all the milk consumed by the Lahorities was almost 80 per cent adulterated or contaminated milk and virtually poisonous. The counsel relied upon a report published in The Nation newspaper which stated that the dairy farms, milk supplying companies and other sources add various chemicals and unhygienic materials in the milk. Percentage of adulterants includes urea, or melamine (30 per cent), sub-standard cooking oil (70 per cent), powdered singharas (40 per cent), unhygienic water (50 per cent), formalin, a chemical used by doctors to preserve human body (35 per cent), penicillin for enhancing the thickness and fragrance of milk (47 per cent), hair removing powder (29 per cent), zoonotic pathogens (27 per cent), and other adulterants including soda bicarbonate to improve the taste, urea to lend it uniformity and melamine are added as protein booster.