The Balochistan Food Authority has imposed a ban on gutka (chewing tobacco) consumption in the province.
Director-General BFA Ibrahim Baloch said the consumption of gutka is a health risk and people who eat it regularly are at risk of getting mouth, tongue or throat cancer.
“We won’t allow anyone to play with human lives,” said the DG.
The food authority has delivered a notification to all deputy commissioners, asking them to take action against those who produce and sell gutka, along with the customers.
Sindh has already imposed a ban on eating and selling gutka on December 19, 2019. According to the law, chewing of gutka can lead to imprisonment for six years and a fine of Rs500,000 will be imposed on violators.