Actions ordered against illegal production of hand sanitizers
The Sindh Excise Department has found irregularities, including the use of improved morale and ethanol, in the manufacture of hand sanitizers, and the director of general excise and narcotics control has ordered a crackdown to examine it.
Officials said that the report had been received by Excise Shoaib Siddiqui regarding the illegal use of ethanol and corrected corrections in the manufacture of hand sanitizers, and he had ordered an investigation.
During the process, officials said, investigators found the report to be true, in which the director general had ordered action against producers involved in the crime.
They added that the letter was also transferred from the DG excise office to the director of excise and the narcotics control department, Karachi, and the director of excise, tax and narcotics control departments, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad.
The letter was transferred through the deputy director’s office, the excise, Sindh.
The letter reads, “I am directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and state that it is known that a number of locally produced hand sanitizers are available for sale.
“It was shown that the improved spirit cannot be used without permission from the Department of Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics and at present there are no business entities in the private sector that have these permits.
“Therefore you are advised to direct your field staff to remain vigilant in identifying and limiting areas where possible illegal sales of spirits are corrected if any.
“They can then be directed to highlight from where the spirit that was repaired is being brought whether it was brought from another Province or is being leaked in Sindh Province in the manufacture of hand sanitizers and if there is such use it is identified that legal action must be initiated against them under intimidation with the Directorate General ( Excise & Taxation) Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control in Sindh Karachi. “
Another letter, moving from the customs office to the subject “Sale of illegal liquor during locking due to coronavirus”, reads: “I am directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and state that in the past an undesired incident occurred because of the sale. especially during the closure of licensed liquor stores in the Holy Month of Ramadan and others
“Because of this, due to lockouts due to the coronavirus pandemic, all licensed liquor stores in Sindh Province are closed and it is time to produce, sell and consume illegal liquor that has claimed many valuable lives in the past.
“Therefore being vigilant is a necessity at the time, therefore field staff may be advised to remain vigilant and mobilize their resources to explore the actors involved in the manufacture, sale and consumption of illegal liquor and concrete actions against these elements.
In this case there is no lethargy approach that will be tolerated and if there are incidents reported, the officer and related officials must be responsible for the same thing. “