Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Pakistani government under pressure to adopt salt iodization laws

Speakers at a workshop on Friday urged Pakistani authorities to develop proper legislation to ensure 100 per cent usage of iodized salt in the country. The "Media Advocacy Workshop on Salt Iodization" was organized by The Network for Consumer Protection with the support of UNICEF. Journalists representing various print and electronic and social media organisations participated in the event. The absence of law and lack of quality control measures on the part of authorities concerned, and absence of legislation making iodization salt mandatory are among the major factors leading to low production and consumption of iodized salt.