Karachi, Chinese salt, Ajinomoto

1500 bags of 37,000KG hazardous ‘Ajinomoto’ salt seized in Karachi

The customs team on Wednesday raided a house in Karachi and seized goods worth millions of rupees.

The raid was conducted on a tip-off. The team found hazardous Chinese salt in large quantity along with other smuggled items.

The customs’ officials seized 1500 bags of salt. The court had already banned selling and consumption of this salt. Deputy collector Customs Muhammad Faisal said three persons had been arrested in this connection.

In March 2018, then chief justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered ban on sale of the Chinese salt.

The CJP was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the sale of Ajinomoto or Chinese salt and used cooking oil in the country. He said the sale of Ajinomoto could not be allowed in view of its health hazards.

In January last year, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) had banned Ajinomoto after the authority’s scientific panel found it hazardous for health.

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