Federal Directorate of Education has slapped a ban on sale of energy and carbonated drinks in educational institutions in Islamabad. All government-run educational institutions in the federal capital are included in the ban.
Not just these institutions, the areas falling nearby these institutions will not be allowed to sell carbonated and energy drinks either.
The reason behind this ban is that these drinks have been proven to give rise to dangerous diseases in young people like students. These drinks are also the cause of widespread diseases among several individuals. Federal directorate of education has already issued a notification in this regard.
The authorities have further directed all relevant personnel and area education officers to make sure the rule is followed. Strict action will be taken against all those violating the rule.
Following Punjab Food Authority
Last year, Punjab Food Authority banned all types of soft drinks across all educational institutions in Punjab. PFA also banned suppliers from providing soft drinks to shops within 100 meters of any educational institute.
At the time, Pakistan became one of over 120 countries to put a ban on soft drinks considering their adverse effects on health.