Punjab’s turn to act for provision of safe drinking water, CJP directs chief secretary

LAHORE – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar expressed concerns over the alarming quantity of arsenic in drinking water in Punjab and directed the chief secretary that after Karachi, it was Punjab’s turn to take actions accordingly.
Hearing a suo motu notice on Tuesday regarding the provision of safe drinking water in the province, the CJP wondered What the Punjab government was doing for improvement in health and education sector.
Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed appeared before the court at its Lahore registry where the three-judge bench reprimanded and directed him to postpone his activities for a week so he could aid the bench while it was hearing cases at the Lahore registry.
KARACHI – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday remarked that providing clean drinking water to the citizens was the primary responsibility of the government.
A three-member bench, headed by CJP Saqib, comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah … Continue reading The top judge also inquired about the quality of water provided to students in upscale neighbourhoods saying ‘private colleges are taking heavy fees’.
SC bench visits Mayo Hospital The CJP flanked by Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial paid a surprise visit to Mayo Hospital Lahore where they were briefed by the medical superintendent regarding the facilities provided at the hospital.
Mian Saqib Nisar directed that water filtration plants be installed at the hospital so patients and visitors could have access to safe drinking water.
CJP inspects facilities at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital in a surprise visit #SC #GovernanceMatters #Judiciary #Executive pic.twitter.com/etyoz7moxV — Fahd Husain (@Fahdhusain) December 19, 2017 During the trip to the hospital, the chief justice warned the chief secretary that recklessness in the health and education sectors will not be tolerated.

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