The Islamabad administration on Friday has banned carbonated drinks in the schools of the federal capital, as per the reports of local media.
As per an issued notification by the local administration, the ban on the carbonated drinks would be applied to all the public and private schools and Madaris in the federal capital for a span of 2 months. The administration has also imposed section 144 in the federal capital.
The ban on the drinks has come after a poll that was conducted on social media about a ban on fizzy drinks. 91 per cent of the people have voted in favour of the ban.
While explaining the reason behind the ban imposition on cold drinks, the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad said that as per the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, such drinks are bad for the children.
Back in 2019, the government of Balochistan has imposed a ban on the sale and the consumption of the carbonated drink in all the educational institutions throughout the province.
The decision was taken in the first meeting of the recently set up Balochistan Food Authority (BFA).
The government has also decided to ban the sale of Ajinomoto in the province, announcing that it is harmful to health, other than calling for the strict implementation on the ban of the sale of Gutka.