LAHORE - Justice Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore high Court on Thursday adjourned till March 29 the hearings of the petition challenging quality of milk of Tetra Pack companies. Ali Zafar Advocate appearing before the court on the behalf of Tetra Pak company told the court that Justice Saqib Nisar was previously hearing the case filed by Watan Party and he had sent samples of packed milk abroad for testing but the report was yet awaited. On this, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah adjourned the proceedings till March 29 in the hope that results of the samples sent to UK for testing would be received till next date of hearing. Earlier, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the adulterated milk case before his elevation as judge of the Supreme Court. Justice Saqib Nisar had constituted a six-member committee to get the packed milk samples tested from UK at a cost of Rs 2 million. The city district government was to bear the expenditure for test from foreign labs so that the quality of the packed milk could be tested reliably. The committee comprised of Barrister Zafarullah Khan, (petitioners counsel), Shahzad Shaukat Advocate, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, Barrister Sidra and two representatives from the milk companies. The petition was moved by Dr Muhammad Yaqoob Bhatti of Watan Party Pakistan against supply of injurious milk in the City by the milk companies. The petitioners counsel, Barrister Zafarullah Khan, referred to the press reports which suggested about 80 per cent milk being sold in the City was adulterated including the milk of tetra pack companies. Ali Zafar Advocate told the court that packed milk only constituted 3 per cent of the total milk sold in the country and somehow it was these companies that were becoming the target of this petition, as opposed to 97 per cent milk which is sold by loose milk-sellers who are not subject to any quality control or testing. On this the judge observed that laws regulating these milk production companies are easier to enforce and the law being used in other countries to control milk adulteration should be provided to the court in next hearing. Further proceedings in the case will start on March 29, 2010.