The Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) yesterday called on cement suppliers to stop the importation of Pakistan made ‘Lucky’ cement brand with immediate effect since testing on samples drawn recently showed the product does not conform with the required standards.
Samples drawn from a consignment of Lucky brand Ordinary Portland Cement manufactured by Lucky Cement Limited, Karachi, Pakistan had shown unsatisfactory results in meeting the Sri Lanka Standards Specification for Ordinary Portland Cement SLS 107: 2015.
While the manufacturer in Pakistan has been called to take the necessary action to rectify the failure and submit the corrective actions, the SLSI has urged to halt all imports of the particular consignment.
A leading cement manufacturer and importer in the country had received a letter from SLSI yesterday instructing to stop any imports immediately from this Karachi-based company.
Mirror Business learns that necessary actions have been taken by the importer and products of the said consignment has not entered the local market.
Lucky Cement is one of the largest producers and leading exporters of cement in Pakistan and is listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). It recently added a manufacturing facility in Iraq, bringing its overseas capacity to 4.12 million tonnes per year. (SAA)