Chewing Gutka will lead to imprisonment in Sindh.


KARACHI -- The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill seeking a complete ban on manufacturing, promotion and sale of Gutka and Mainpuri across the province. The bill states that six years imprisonment and up to Rs200, 000 fine will be liable to any person who is found involved in the manufacturing, storage, and consumption of Gutka, Mainpuri across the Sindh. According to a bill, there will be a complete ban on selling Gutka at educational institutions, hospitals, public transport locations, government and non-government institutions. Furthermore, the government will take strict action against people found involved in all these abovementioned activities. Gutka is a preparation of chewing tobacco made of crushed areca nut, tobacco, catechu,

paraffin wax, slaked lime and sweet or savoury flavourings. According to a report, the gutka, mainpuri and other relating...

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