Adulterated pesticides being sold in Karachi: moot told


KARACHI: Adulterated and cheap pesticides are being sold in the city since a long time to earn more profit by Pest suppliers, but the government is unable to take action against them as there exist no regulatory authority in the country to check and monitor this business.

This was stated by CEO, Flora Pest, Sajjad Haider Dara while addressing a program “Success Stories”, organized by the Students Society of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi last evening. He said that a draft named “ Households Pesticides Act 2015” had already been submitted by him to federal and provincial governments for legislation to keep clean house, streets, markets, offices, cattle and poultry forms, and cultivated land to prevent people from Dengue disease.

Haider who had worked with Punjab government to overcome Dengue disease problem in 2012, said that besides taking appropriate measures to tackle Dengue issue, it has become very necessary for the government to start registration of pesticide producers and importers immediately. He further demanded that a regulatory authority be also established to check activities of pest suppliers.

He said that Punjab government had taken 20% measures to overcome Dengue problem while in Sindh no positive action is taken so far in this regard. He said very few hospitals in Sindh had special wards for Dengue patient’s treatment, moreover doctors had been not offered special courses for the treatment of Dengue patients. He advised the Dengue patients to take treatment of this epidemic disease from the doctor who have already completed course for Dengue patient’s treatment.