Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) on Monday claimed to have sealed 10 more illegal brands of bottled water in the provincial capital.
According to PSQCA officials, on the directives of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain, Director General Khalid Siddiq ordered the task force to take strict action against illegal water brands.
They said the special task force raided different areas of the city, including Township, Nishtar Colony, Karim Market, Allama Iqbal Town and Multan Chungi and found some illegal water brands being sold in the market.
The task force sealed the brands of Good Water, Minerwa Water, Sparkly Water, Safa Water, Demanzi Water, Grocer Water, Dew Drop Water, Aquatica, Ikhwa Water and Aqua Clear Water, which had not obtained licence from the PSQCA, they added.
The task force also issued warning notices to some shops for selling illegal brands of water.
The PSQCA Director General ordered the task force to continue action against illegal brands of water and take strict action against the companies involved in preparing sub-standard and illegal food items.
He said that special teams had been formed to check illegal water brands which would visit different markets.