Frizzy, cold drinks banned in educational institutions of federal capital
According to a notification issued by district administration of Islamabad, the sale of frizzy and soft drinks has been banned in all schools and seminaries of capital city/
The notification by Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat read that “fizzy, soft and sugary drinks are being sold in the canteens, cafes of educational institutions without observing the hygienic requirements.”
The notification added that these drinks are injurious to the health of children; therefore, action will be taken against those involved in its sale in the premises of educational institutions.
“In exercise of powers conferred on me under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1898, do hereby order that no person shall sell fizzy, soft and sugary drinks within the boundaries of any educational institute whether it is public, private or madrassa in the territory of federal capital,” it read.
As per deputy commissioner, an online poll was conducted before imposing the ban where 99% of people favoured banning the drinks.
It is noteworthy that three years ago Punjab Food Authority (PFA) had also imposed a ban of energy, soda and cold drinks in educational institutions across province.