Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) was Thursday moved against the sale of contaminated and adulterated milk in the federal capital.

The petition was filed by Akhtar Mehmood Raja a resident of F-10/3 and prayed to the court to direct the respondents to initiate action against the sale of unhygienic milk. 

The petitioner moved the court through his counsel Yasir Mehmood Chudhary Advocate and nominated Mayor of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation, Chief Commissioner Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Deputy Commissioner, District Health Officer and Deputy Director Food as respondents.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah will take up this matter on Friday (today).

In his petition, the petitioner contended that the sale of chemically adulterated and contaminated milk is a thriving business in the city and authorities responsible to check the quality were in deep slumber.

He added that it was September 15, 2016 when the petitioner had also filed applications with the relevant authorities to check this menace but as usual there was no response from the other side.

Petitioner adopted that milk is an essential household product and it is more consumed by the children and infants.

The sale of chemically adulterated milk is creating health issues for the residents. 

He maintained that pure food is right of the citizens under Pure Food Rules 1965 and government by neglecting such issues of vital importance is compromising fundamental rights of the citizens. Therefore, he prayed to the court to direct the authorities to launch a crackdown on the milk selling shops, check the adulteration and initiate action against the culprits involved in this crime.