All Mineral Waters in Pakistan Except One Are Unsafe

Assistant Commissioner Islamabad, Saad Bin Asad, along with the team from Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) visited and inspected different bottled water production facilities.

The team visited manufacturing units of various local and foreign brands manufacturing bottled water and beverages. Samples were collected from various locations in the facilities and from open market. These samples were then sent to National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad for investigation and inspection.

A thorough analysis led to a shocking discovery – Only filtered water from Aquafina is safe for drinking, states the report from NIH.

Saad Bin Asad categorically declared that out of the four international brands examined, only one brand of bottled water – Aquafina – and carbonated beverages – PepsiCo – was declared fit for consumption by the competent authority.

PepsiCo Beverages Fit for Consumption

Only bottled water Aquafina, and beverages produced by PepsiCo met the national and international standards for quality.

The team appreciated PepsiCo for meeting all the standards for quality. AC and his team added that they will take action against all the companies who are selling substandard bottled water to the consumers.

It is alarming to see that even international brands are not able to meet the required standard of bottled drinking water. The level of small scale local brands is expected to be even lower than that.

Read More: Bottled Water Business Flourishes as Demand for Clean Drinking Water Increases

Decreasing Quality of Water in Pakistan

According to a study published by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), only 72 percent of water supply is functional and 84 percent of the supplied water is contaminated. 14 percent of the water supply in Sindh and Punjab is contaminated with arsenic.

A study conducted by the journal Science Advances says that up to 60 million people living in Pakistan are at risk of drinking arsenic contaminated water. The public is becoming aware of the contamination of water supply and the filtered water business is flourishing in Pakistan.

Via DailyTimes 

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  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    I always prefer Aquafina over any other brand.
    Bottle bhi Nestle se lakh darjay behtar hai aur taste bhi.

    • Water Has No Teste No Color : BachPan Main Para tha :p

      • Wali Khan

        That’s True about Pure Water (Distilled) not Mineral Water as mineral change the taste of water.

        • Ohh Ab Samjha :
          Hum to Bachpan Se He WATER Board K He Pani Peete A Rahe hai Na Is Liye :p..

      • Muhammed Ovais Alam

        Bhai reham krlia karo hum logoun pe.

  • ZAB

    9th October ki khabar balkay press release pro pak nay theek aik mahinay k baad news bana k chaap di. For further details click the daily times link given at end of the article.

    • 9Oct & 9Nov Just 30 Din Ka He to Frq hai :p

  • Gulfam Mustafa

    Nalkay ka paani…behtar zindagani!! ;-) Solute to millions of labourers who drink normal water and still stay healthier than the rich!!!

    • Yeah Bat

    • Waqas

      Yeah because halal kamai se be germs mar jaty hain

  • Waqas

    Just bribe and get endorsed your brand by govt institutions. how convenient

  • Khurram Kz Rajput

    Chashmay ka pani try karo & you’ll forget all these stupid brands.

    Brands kay pechay bhago aur ullu bano.

    Ju bhi pani ho ghar may boil karkay piyu.