LAHORE - Hearing a petition against supply of adulterated milk, Lahore High Court has directed the petitioner and two amicus curies (friends of court) to prepare a feasibility report and estimated cost for getting milk samples checked from China and Dubai. Petitioner Barrister Zafarullah Khan expressed dissatisfaction on reports prepared by different local laboratories and requested the court to get the milk samples examined from abroad. Allowing the request Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the petitioner, advocates Shahzad Shaukat and Shahid Karim, the amicus curies, to make feasibility and apprise the court about the expenditure required for getting the milk samples checked from China and Dubai. Barrister Zafar in his petition had submitted that 80 per cent milk supplied to the market was adulterated and poisonous. He said out of 19,718 samples of milk collected by the food department in the last five years, almost 17,529 samples were found adulterated. The petitioner relied upon a report published in a newspaper on Feb 4, 2009 which stated that the dairy farms, milk supplying companies and other sources add various chemicals and unhygienic materials in the milk. Justice Nisar also issued notices to respondents on another petition of Barrister Zafar against bottled drinking water terming it adulterated and a cause of various human diseases. Petitioner pleaded that he felt aggrieved by the supply of bottled water by various companies, which was adulterated, contaminated, stale and mostly filtered tap water. He said the plastic bottles carrying this water which made of polyethylene terephthalate, also known as Pet or Pete, has been linked to breast and uterine cancer, an increased risk of miscarriage and decreased testosterone levels and it also interferes with bodys natural hormonal messaging system. He said most of the companies supplying bottled water never write on their labels that from where they were getting water. Petitioner said in Pakistan the peoples are drinking in fact tap water or glorified tap water. According to scientists, petitioner said, when bottled water stored in hot or warm temperatures the plastic could easily leach chemicals in the water. Petitioner prayed to the court that all bottled water should be tested from reliable laboratories before supplying for human consumption. Next hearing of both petitions will be fixed in September, after summer vaccinations in high court.