20 bottled water brands not fit for consumption.

ISLAMABAD -- The government on Tuesday declared 20 brands of bottled water unsafe for human consumption.

The government of Pakistan has directed Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) for quarterly monitoring of bottled and mineral water brands and to publicise the results for awareness of public health.

For the quarter from October to December of the year 2022, 168 samples of mineral/bottled water brands were collected from 22 cities.

Comparison of test results with the bottled water quality standards of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has revealed that 20 brands were unsafe for human consumption due to microbial, chemical or both types of contamination.

The twelve brands such as Best Natural, Excellent Natural, Klear, Pinar, Neno, Ice Drop, Premium Safa, Orwell, Indus, Minwa Kashaf, Barsay, and Nayab Pure Life were found to be unsafe due to presence of higher...

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