KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmad Khan said on Thursday that the persons involved in the production of Gutka were influential people.
This he said during a hearing at the Sindh High Court pertaining to the case on crackdown against production and distribution of Gutka and mainpuri in Karachi.
The high court ordered authorities to continue the crackdown against the production and distribution of the harmful items.
“Last year, we registered 500 cases against production and distribution of Gutka,” said the attorney representing Sindh government.
Commissioner Karachi said that those who had a hand in production of Gutka were influential persons.
“As soon as a case is registered against them, these persons obtain temporary bail,” he said.
Commissioner Karachi disclosed that authorities had sealed two factories that were producing Gutka and mainpuri.
“These items are now being produced secretly inside houses,” he said.