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Senate standing committee determined to solve the pink salt issue

One member thinks Pakistan should get its patent

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Jun 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

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The Senate Standing committee on Commerce and Textile is determined to solve the pink salt issue. A story has been making rounds on social media that Pakistan has been selling it’s pink salt to India at cheap prices and the neighbouring country has been exporting it worldwide and calling it ‘Himalayan salt’. The packaging says that the product has been ‘Made in India’. 

A member of the committee, Nauman Wazir, remarked that Pakistan will not accept that its products are exported with India’s name on it. The standing committee held a meeting on Monday.

“Why don’t we get a patent for it? The product should be sold with Pakistan’s name,” he said.

Shibli Faraz, another member, said that the previous government didn’t even care about this issue and it seems as if the current government does not want to take any legal action too.

“No one cares about making laws. I have been speaking about this issue for a long time,” Faraz remarked.

The committee was told that Pakistan sells pink salt to India for Rs7.4 per kilogramme.

The Himalayan salt comes from salt mines in Pakistan. Most of it comes from the Khewra salt mine in Punjab. According to Express Tribune, these salt mines produce “over 850,000 tons of rock salt annually.”

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  1. Usman  June 18, 2019 5:15 pm/ Reply

    This is another case of causing loss to the national exchequer and that too in benefit of an anti-Pakistan country. Serious action needs to be taken.

  2. Ammar  June 19, 2019 1:11 pm/ Reply

    Yet another blunder of the Pakistani government, my heart bleeds hearing such news when are we ever gonna get sincere leaders and government. No one is loyal to the country everyone here is just focused on looting and plundering

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