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Milk Testing Lab Remains Non-functional Since Opening

09 January 2017

PAKISTAN - The first ever milk-testing laboratory established by the KP government to counter the grave problem of adulteration in milk in Peshawar is still non-functional despite its inauguration by the district nazim one month ago as analysing milk for human consumption continue to remain a dream for Peshawarities.

On 1 December 2016, the district Nazim Peshawar, Arbab Muhammad Asim had inaugurated the first ever state of the art milk testing laboratory at the office of Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Peshawar with a main objective to analyze scientifically the use of chemical, water or other harmful ingredients in milk.

The laboratory was stated to be one of modern milk testing laboratory of the country but it was still non functional despite passage of 35 days and all the claims of detecting water and other hazardous chemicals in milk thorough this facility have evaporated and provision of safe and quality milk to Peshawarities remained a dream.

The closure of the laboratory has added to the difficulties of officials of District Administration, Health and Food Departments who were facing great difficulties to check and analyze milk samples collected from the market.

Zeshan Khan, a consumer told APP that people pinned high hopes on this facility to analyze milk sample besides obtaining reports on the same day but all our hopes were shattered due to non operation of the laboratory and the residents of Peshawar and Nowshera were left at the mercy of milk men.

Source: Pakistan Observer

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