ARACHI: Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mohammed Azam Khan Swati, has said that people are being provided sub-standard sugar by the millers.
Addressing the awards ceremony of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQC) here on Monday, he said that the cartels of sugar millers are taking advantage of the lacunas in the laws.
"The market is flooded with sub-standard products and we are being provided low quality sugar by the millers," he said.
The Federal Minister said that laws will be amended soon to nab those involved in manufacture and sale of sub-standard products.
Swati said that 40 percent of the diseases among the human beings in the country is caused by water-borne diseases and added that the mineral water and packed milk' does not match the international quality.
He said the PSQCA has established two directorates one each in Karachi and Lahore to facilitate the manufacturers in assessment of quality.