Will the Health Ministry Officials wake up?

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Being the callous they are to an ordinary man’s health and life and the prevailing situation for a common man in this country it’s useless to expect that our health officials will do something about it but we can still force ourselves to have a hope which is the only option on this land. As for the other-than-ordinary, they can have mineral water for some time or may be forever. The Pepsi and Coca Cola (& other brands) are the only decent valued option for a common man when it comes to such drinks & we are not sure if there is any replacement.

So here comes THIS NEWS to remind us that the issue is really serious. And Karachi with its 15 million population may well have a good percentage using the said drinks. The CDGK needs to look into the matter with great seriousness. Because we cannot afford another health issues coming up our way in few years if the objections are true. The government should also do some work and find out the real facts and take measures accordingly.

11 Comments so far

  1. Adnan (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 1:07 am

    hmm so what do you suggest to city govt or local govt?


  2. YO YO (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 1:20 am

    PEPSI/COKE donot force anyone to consume their drinks. Health awareness with healthy/economical nutrition options are needed.


  3. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 2:39 am

    Is this issue related to the Soft drink having pesticides issue in India or is it about the myths about Pepsi and Coca Cola.


  4. Nadir Nisar (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 9:18 am

    I just think they need some action!

    But I think people should get enough knowledge about the products they are consuming, either they are dangerous or not.

    as for me I haven’t done the research on this one… But as i do i’ll post it on my blog inshaAllah http://pkblogs.com/nadirnasir

    In the mean time you can also see my blogs

    Nadir @ Core


  5. Stephen (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    I think Nadir really really REALLY wants some action here…


  6. MB (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    @NADIR NISAR:
    “But I think people should get enough knowledge about the products they are consuming, either they are dangerous or not.”

    Are you kidding? A country with 20 percentage literacy rate and you are expecting them to be aware of technicalities of two drinks and their chemical contents? Don’t you know our sate of affairs? It’s the responsibility of the government to inform people of any such danger instead of people doing on researches. And don’t tell me about the TV and radio stuff. An official word is an official word and has a weight.


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 10:13 am


    Are you kidding?

    No he’s not.


    A country with 20 percentage literacy rate and you are expecting them to be aware of technicalities of two drinks and their chemical contents?

    People of same country are well aware that smoking is dangerous but still they smoke and it includes you *literate* class as well therefore point is useless.One would drink it anyway.

    It’s the responsibility of the government to inform people of any such danger instead of people doing on researches.

    No its not a govt’s responsibility.What the heck NGOs are doing beside wasting time and money?Stop blaming govt everytime.


    agar farzana dawakhana walay chooran me milawat karain tu wo bhe govt ke ghalti hay??


  8. MB (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 10:26 am

    Dear Adnan, people do know smoking is bad. I am not disagreeing. But i doubt if people (the other 80 percent) can, on their own know what’s wrong with PEPSI or COCA COLA.

    Completely agree that NGO (Nothing doing Good Organizations) are useless in this country, or they have made themselves look so, most of the time. But i am not blaming government dear. I am saying it’s their duty to check and inform them if the objections are true.

    Hahaha… No, farzana dawakhana walaY es tarah karaingay toh ye govt. ki galti nahi hai, farzana waloon kee hee hai. But zimmay daari kis kee hai ki ye galti na honey paai ?. How farzana ever dared to think of doing such a thing? Because they came to know they can get away with it.


  9. Tariq (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 3:43 pm

    What we can do is request the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to test the same beverages here to ascertain whether they meet the health standards. Visit http://psqca.com.pk and drop a mail there.


  10. wasiq (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 4:01 am

    now that you have mentioned…i think the PEPSI do taste a little different…is it really…OH MY GOD.


  11. wasiq (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 3:51 am

    Corporate….nice movie!(had it coming…still i feel no harm done.)

    Should’ve known better than to cheat a friend
    And waste the chance that I’d been given
    So I’m never gonna dance again
    The way I danced with you
    {c:2}
    Time can never mend
    The careless whispers of a good friend
    To the heart and mind
    Ignorance is kind
    There’s no comfort in the truth
    Pain is all you’ll find
    {c:REPEAT CHORUS}
    {c:SAXOPHONE THEME}
    Never without your love
    {c:3}
    Tonight the music seems so loud
    I wish that we could lose this crowd
    Maybe it’s better this way
    We’d hurt each other with the things we want to say
    We could have been so good together
    We could have lived this dance forever
    But noone’s gonna dance with me
    Please stay
    And I’m never gonna dance again…
    {c:REPEAT CHORUS}
    {c:SAXOPHONE THEME}
    (Now that you’re gone) Now that you’re gone
    (Now that you’re gone)
    Was what I did so wrong, so wrong
    That you had to leave me alone?

    Song: Careless Whispers

    Artist: George Michael



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